Many people are guilty of procrastination for a variety of reasons. When it comes to avoiding procrastination some of us seem to have a bit of trouble keeping focused especially when we have something very important to do or something that scares us. In the following article we will look into overcoming procrastination and how to stop procrastinating when you need to.
Procrastination is the process of putting off work, a responsibility, a deadline or something that you should be doing, and replacing it with another unimportant task. In some cases procrastination can be just laziness, a short attention span or an overall lack of motivation. Here, you’ll see option you can implement to help become more productive.
1. Schedule break times:
if you have a responsibility or some work that will take a very long time to complete, consider establishing some break times or making a schedule to complete it. By dividing your time and managing your time you can schedule some breaks where you can do a bit of reading online, check your social media page, or take some time out for yourself. By scheduling time to take breaks and keeping to that schedule you will get your work done while still having some time for fun.
2. Get help when you need it
dividing up your workload with a coworker, or having a friend help you out in your task will help to get it done faster. Having a bit of company with you while you work will also help to keep you on track. As long as you both commit to finishing your project you will make it through.
3. Change your environment
if you are having difficulty staying on focus in one area, consider moving into a different room or work space. If you work space has a number of distractions you may want to consider going to a new environment outside of your home such as a library or a coffee shop to get your work done with different distractions to keep you on task. Also, try to remove clutter away from your workplace as much as possible. You’ll be amazed at all the benefits mantaining a clutter-free environment will bring you. I can assure you you’ll be a convert once you try this one out.
4. Ask for advice
If you know somebody who has already completed the same goal, or the same type of work, get as much information as you can from them. You may find out the different methods that will help you to complete your work faster, and ways to enjoy doing work.
5. Zone in on your work
At any time you will have a variety of thoughts running through your head which has nothing to do with work. Part of overcoming procrastination involves zoning in on the task that needs to be done. Turn off your phone, eliminate distractions and zone in on the work that you need to complete for a period of time. go for increments. start with 20 minutes at a time. Use this tool to help you keep track of time.
a common problem with procrastinating is that people want to complete a project absolutely perfectly, but did not feel that they have the skills necessary to do so. For help with procrastination is important to not be a complete perfectionist. Complete the task to the best of your ability and do not put it off because you feel as though the task may be too difficult for your skill set. Simply do the best that you can.
test one or two tips a week, and keep doing the ones that work best for you. You’ll see that the level of productivity in your life will go through the roof, or so i hope.