Friday, 25 April 2014

Procrastination Fight


Some things we do with pleasure and some we prefer to postpone delay or forget. Procrastination is the practice of carrying out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, and thus putting off impending tasks to a later time, sometimes to the "last minute" before the deadline.

Several tips for you on that:
  • ·         Take the first step no matter how small
  • ·         Focus on starting to act rather than on finishing task
  • ·         Divide big tasks into small and set up a plan to complete them
  • ·         Start your day with doing something you have delayed before in first place
  • ·         There is never enough time: give yourself a deadline for task completion
  • ·         Covert research syndrome into action by taking notes on paper
  • ·         Fight distractions
  • ·         Fight fatigue and motivate yourself with a reward after you finish.


Small test for you is to check how far you are from fighting procrastination.
Simply cross out YES or NO box for each question.

1
Your favorite thing to do and what you do everyday coincide.
YES
NO
2
You know exactly what is important for you this very moment.
YES
NO
3
You see your goals clearly.
YES
NO
4
You have all necessary resources to fulfill what you do.
YES
NO
5
You can and you make decisions and you can delegate if you need.
YES
NO
6
You are not afraid of mistakes.
YES
NO
7
Changes are always for better.
YES
NO

Results of the test:
If all the answers to the questions are marked as YES, well done! You are quite successful in fighting procrastination. Keep on going!

If you have still several NO answers marked, have a closer look where are the weak points and work on them.