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Discussion on: How do you limit or avoid procrastination?

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Dylan Paulus

Lists help a ton.

I have a giant whiteboard, where I'll list out things I need to do. Crossing out items on the list gives a dopamine hit that then snowballs productivity. That'll be why I try to put the easiest tasks first for quick wins. Also, putting the whiteboard/paper/etc somewhere you'll be forced to see it helps a ton. If it's out of sight, it's out of mind. My whiteboard is right next to my TV so when I start to procrastinate I'll see the board and feel guilty. :) It's for this reason I prefer analog lists instead of digital. Digital tools are too easy to forget about, and don't feel as great crossing off/erasing an item (but maybe I'm just old).