Procrastination. We’ve all been there. Having a lot of work to do yet we somehow prefer to sleep, read a book , watch a good show or just do anything else. You may even be procrastinating while reading this. For those moments of relaxation we feel great , until we are hit with the reality of our situation and the possibility we may not complete our tasks. Cue the anxiety and tears. Here are some useful tips to help with procrastination and prevent the breakdowns.
1. Set a goal
Have a goal in mind of what you wish to accomplish for the day. Write down the advantages of completing these goals on time. Everytime you complete a task cross it off and feel proud of yourself.
2. Have a schedule
Schedule your day, designating a time for every aspect of the task. Try to complete tasks within the time limit.
3. Set times for breaks.
As much as we would like to , it’s not always possible to do work continuously. Set aside time for breaks (usually not more than 15 minutes) to give yourself time to regenerate.
4. Reward yourself.
Set rewards for yourself for completing all your tasks on time. Whether it’s a mini spa day, a walk to the park, whatever makes you happy!
Following these tips would help with procrastinating and allow you to finish work in a timely manner.