We all procrastinate, and we all hate to do it, but how can we force ourselves to work and do away with procrastination?
You have a deadline looming over you, and instead of doing your work, you are checking your phone, watering your plants, checking your phone again, and then finally, with barely enough time, you start your project. You tell yourself you won’t procrastinate next time, but then you find yourself procrastinating all over again. Is there something we can do to break this nasty habit so many of us fall into? Yes! Here a few practical ways to stop procrastination.
- Change Your Environment
Your environment can have a significant impact on your productivity. If your workplace–like your desk–makes you want to put away your work, you should look into changing your workspace. Instead of working from home, try going to the coffee shop and getting stuff done there.
- Break Up Your Work
Part of the reason we procrastinate is that we find the work at hand too overwhelming–at least subconsciously. Working on a lengthy project may sound like torture, but if you plan accordingly and break it down into smaller daily sections the work becomes much more manageable.
- Just Do It
In the end, it comes down to just doing it. If you don’t take action, nothing is going to happen, and you will have to finish a project the night before it’s due and you will hate yourself for not doing it earlier. Don’t punish your future-self and take action now.
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