The habit of putting tasks off to the last possible minute can be a major problem in both your career and your personal life.
Starting the year without procrastination can help you achieve a whole lot.
Below are a few ways to stop procrastination and get stuffs done:
1. TURN OFF THE SOCIAL MEDIA
Whether it is Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Vine or Imo, social media is the rival of productivity.
It is great fun and all, but it sucks you in and stops you from doing what needs doing.
Set times to check your social media and don’t fool yourself into thinking that if you have your work Facebook page open, it means you are working.
2. MAKE A LIST
The important thing is to not overdo it, as a 10-page list will be overwhelming, stressful and not helpful at all.
Have a weekly list of the things that need doing and then a day-to-day list.
It keeps you disciplined and on track and you feel even much better when its completed.
3. REWARD YOURSELF
Make a decision that when you have completed one project, you will give yourself a treat.
Be that a cup coldstone ice cream or 10 minutes on Candy Crush.
It doesn’t have to be anything major, but a small treat that will get you to finish the job in hand.
4. KNOW WHEN YOU WORK BEST
I am a morning person, I work best in the silence of the morning! While Others swear by not starting till midday or evening.
5. MAKE YOUR WORKSPACE SOMEWHERE YOU WANT TO HANG OUT
If you have to spend 8 hours a day somewhere, then make it look pretty/awesome/inspiring. You are never going to work your best if you are in a hotel. Make it personal, make it creative, make it you.
I have images I love, photos of friends and family and things that make me smile around my desk. It cheers me up and makes me work better.
6. WORK WITH SOMEONE
When you work alone, it is really easy to end up feeling isolated, bored and fed up.
Try team up and work closely with your colleagues, it’s going to be fun!
7. GET ORGANISED
It is really difficult to be organised and productive if you are working in a total mess.
Sort out your desk and clear out the crap. Give yourself 10 minutes at the start of every day to make sure your workspace is clear and easy to work at.
8. TAKE A BREAK
Sometimes your brain just doesn’t want to get into gear. If you are really struggling to concentrate, take a break. Go walk around the office, get some fresh air!
There are times when there is no point in forcing it, you won’t be creating the best work and will probably need to re-do it.