Fire up your prefrontal cortex to defeat procrastination
- Identify tasks that you tend to procrastinate on.
Make a list of tasks that you often put off and think about what makes them difficult or unappealing.
- Divide these tasks into smaller parts.
Break all your tasks down into smaller, more manageable pieces to make them less overwhelming.
- Set deadlines for each part.
Grab your calendar and Set deadlines for each part of your tasks. Make sure to stick to them.
- Reward yourself for completing each part.
Give yourself a reward for completing each part of your tasks to make it more enjoyable and motivating. This reward could be something as simple as taking a break to read a book or treating yourself to a special meal.
- Create an alternative task list.
Make a list of meaningful and high-impact tasks to do the next time you procrastinate, so you can remain productive while your prefrontal cortex warms up.
- List the consequences of not finishing your tasks.
Listing every single consequence of putting something off is one of the best ways to get your prefrontal cortex fired up.
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