10 Tips To Avoid Procrastination
Procrastination is one habit that most of us have. No matter how hard we try, we fail to take immediate action to finish a pending task. It’s quite natural for you to postpone your work and offer creative excuses to avoid work. Because discipline is something that comes to us after training. But, there are a few ways you can ‘train’ yourself to avoid procrastination. Here they are.
1. Stop thinking about the task
Many times, you happen to think a lot over a task. As a result, you create a mountain out of a molehill. This thought procedure of yours tends to add complexity to even a simple task. Hence, the first step against procrastination is to stop thinking about a task at hand.
2. Start working on it
Instead of thinking over a task, start working on it. Suppose, you get 10 files to process at office. Instead of sitting back and calculating how much time you will take to process all the files, start with the first file. By the end of the first file, you’ll get a hang of what you need to do and this will also fasten your pace at work.
3. Make a list of priorities
Making a list of priorities will help you in sorting out stuff and making work easier. For example, applying for your drivers license and getting it is more important than preparing a speech for someone else’s farewell party at office. If you fail to prioritize your work, you won’t do anything.
4. Plan in advance
If you know that there is some task coming your way, plan about it in advance. Keep a planner or organizer at your desk. Write in everything that you have to do, so that you don’t get any time to relax and procrastinate.
5. Begin with the most complicated task
Once you’ve prioritized and planned your work, then take a look at the most difficult task. It is these tasks whose fear compels us to postpone them to some other day. When the deadline nears, we realize that we have more to do. Hence, it’s best to identify the biggest challenge and work on it first. Once the difficult ones are taken care of, it becomes easy to handle smaller tasks.