Beat procrastination


  1. Identify and tackle your most challenging task first thing in the morning.
    Take a look at all the tasks you need to do. Which of these tasks have you been dreading? Start your day by addressing the hardest task when your energy and willpower are at their peak. This approach, often referred to as "eating the frog," helps ensure that these tasks get completed and don't loom over the rest of your day, potentially causing stress and procrastination.
  2. Break large tasks into smaller, manageable steps.
    Take any large task you have and break it into smaller, manageable steps. Write these steps down and focus on completing them one at a time. For example, if you need to write a report, outline it first, then write one section at a time, and gradually compile these into the final document.
  3. Tackle small tasks using the five-minute rule.
    If a task can be completed in five minutes or less, deal with it immediately. This prevents small tasks from accumulating.
  4. Set specific times to check emails and social media.
    Limit distractions by scheduling specific times to check emails and social media rather than allowing them to interrupt your work repeatedly. This can help maintain focus and productivity.
  5. Set reminders for deadlines.
    Use digital tools like smartphone calendars or task management apps to set reminders for important tasks and deadlines. Place an initial reminder a week before and a final reminder a day before the deadline to ensure you have enough time to complete the tasks without rushing.


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