One way or the other, we seem to continuously procastinate things we should do at a particular time and end up mostly in rush-hours trying to deal with the same task we could have accomplished when there was ample time. This sometimes leads us to doing things shabbily realizing the consequences can be detoriating.
I am going to show you five amazing hacks to deal with procastination and ‘do it now’.
Create a To-do List & Tackle Your Hardest Tasks First
To-do lists are the single best solution for making sense of your work and daily life.
Organization and scheduling is much easier if you’ve got a daily, weekly, or monthly to-do list as your point of reference. Most of the time, you’ll spot your least favorite tasks at the very bottom of your to-do list. The trick to getting these done is simply moving them to the top.
Measure Time Spent on Various Tasks
One of the best methods to stop wasting time is to start measuring it. Record how many hours you spend on various activities during your day and put them all into a chart.
Every time you look at this chart, you’ll want to keep it moving in the right direction. That’s how you get a powerful motivation boost for your work. If you procrastinate, you’ll see its consequences right in front of you.
If you’re facing a series of things you absolutely need to do but don’t enjoy, create a chart to keep track of the time you spend on working towards their completion. This anti-procrastination technique is excellent if you’re having a bad week and can’t find the motivation for tackling the hardest or dullest tasks in your schedule.
Set a Timer
If you need to complete a short mindless task, set a timer to ensure that you get it done as quickly as possible.
Create a specific window of time and you’ll be challenged to keep your focus throughout the activity. This way you’ll also get to more pleasant tasks sooner.
Focus on Your Task
If you think that getting over with a task as quickly as possible is a measure against procrastination, you’re making a huge mistake. This kind of attitude actually prevents people from getting started at all.
Instead of thinking about all things you could be doing instead of this one, focus and do your best to complete it as efficiently as you can. Who knows, maybe you’ll start enjoying it in the process?