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Stop procrastinating

You can be more productive. These eight steps will help you use every minute of the day

Are you always saying: ‘Oh, I’ll do it tomorrow’? By following these eight steps, you’ll be able to tick off everything on your to-do list today!


Step 1

Procrastination is the thief of time. This is one proverb that rings true. Life is full of deadlines and pressures, causing you stress and unhappiness if you don’t get to everything on your to-do list in time.


Step 2

We’re inclined to postpone the things we don’t like doing, until it escalates into a crisis. Make sure this doesn’t happen to you by addressing the problem immediately!


Step 3

Make a list of the things you usually postpone and rank it according to importance. This way, you’ll get the urgent stuff done and meet your deadline.


Step 4

Make postponement unnecessary. Divide a big project into smaller parts to get it done easy-peasy. Sometimes you get less despondent if it doesn’t seem like you have to do everything in one go, even if it is a lot of work.


Step 5

Stop finding excuses. Sometimes you defer something because you don’t believe you have enough time to finish it. Focus on using every minute of your day constructively and you’ll get everything done.


Step 6

Get help. If you see that you’re not going to finish something in time, get people to help you. Don’t be too proud to ask for help … or to accept it.


Step 7

Avoid anything that might distract you. Don’t sit and work in front of the television – it will take you twice as long to finish the task. Choose a quiet place with good lighting and ventilation.


Step 8

Treat yourself to something nice when you’ve taken care of a boring task you don’t enjoy. It will motivate you to deal with other less stimulating projects too.


Also read: 

Simple steps for managing your time more effectively

Stop trying to multitask 


Source: Die Voelgoed Boekie (Carpe Diem)

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