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Procrastination-The Silent Killer : 23 Best Strategies to Deal With It.

Procrastination

The man labeled a SILENT KILLER, roams about the globe seeking to kill the dreams of so many. If you took no notice of his presence and are not bothered by his presence this man kills your dreams.He operates silently but harms dangerously.But if you are aware and ready to deal with this silent killer,he passed by. I am here to alert you and guide against the silent killer, and his real name is Mr.Procrastination. Many have become victim and you need to be aware in order to be an exception.

WHAT IS or rather WHO IS Mr. PROCRASTINATION?

Procrastination refers to shifting of events or actions indefinitely. When an individual keeps postponing what he is supposed to do now into the future, he is procrastinating. It is the delay in the performance of a duty may be because you don’t want to do it or you are not eager to do it. Life is not all about what we like to do but things that are necessary to be done. You may not like waking up very early in the morning to prepare for work but you have to do it because it is necessary that you go to work in time.

The greatest thief this world has ever produced is procrastination,and he is still at large.   – Josh Billings

Procrastination hits everyone, and once it takes hold of you, it is very difficult to get rid of it.When you imagine a very productive person, you probably think of someone who is effortlessly focused on their work and never succumbs to the temptation to postpone their work.The truth is, productive people face the same procrastination issues as the rest of us. The difference is that they have strategies in place to counter the manifestation of procrastination. The secret is that they understand why they procrastinate, and then they apply strategies to avoid that procrastination.

Anyone can overcome procrastination by following strategies.

Beat procrastination

23 ways to beat Procrastination once and for all

Try these procrastination techniques to crush this deadly enemy once and for all:

1. Get up and move

One of the best ways to “change channels” of procrastination is to change your landscape.

Instead of sitting in front of your computer or television all day, get up, do some stretches, jog in place, do push-ups, and move around until your mindset changes.

2. Set up reminders

Set up a daily (or hourly) reminder that you should be working on something, or at least not wasting your time (unless you have time to waste).

You can also set up reminders that give you motivational quotes.

3. Get a motivational partner

There is nothing like having someone by your side when it comes to achieving your goals.

When you start to hesitate, your motivational partner brings you back into the game.

4. Make yourself responsible

You can do this with people around you or even your motivational partner mentioned above. A great way is to publicly announce and talk about your change.

Hit social networks, blog, write letters, whatever it takes to strengthen your responsibility for getting your job done.

5. Create something every day

No matter what it is. Works of art, photos, videos, a diary, some code, anything that gets you in a creative mood and gets you to work.

6. Wake up early

The best thing about waking up early is that it’s calm and quiet. You can focus on a few big tasks once you’ve got up and done a lot of work that would have taken a lot more hours during everyday life.

7. Go to bed early

You can’t get up early and work if you don’t fall asleep early. We need to recharge and being tired is definitely a motivator to keep hesitation.

8. Clean and clear as you go

Sometimes we see how big the mess is in our lives and instead of doing something about it, we hesitate.

If you spend 15 minutes a day or tidy things up on the go (email, physical cleaning, chores, etc.), the amount of things to do isn’t that big.

9. Cut the cable

Sitting in front of the TV is not a good thing (all the time). Beat the procrastination (and save some money) by getting rid of your cable.

10. Just do it

We’ve all heard the excuses. So instead of inventing new ones, just crouch down and get to work.

11. Schedule time blocks

When you know that some tasks are due and you have a lot to do, take out your calendar and allow for a few blocks of time. This gives you a set amount of time to work and helps you overcome procrastination.

12. Follow a to-do list

It’s difficult to get things done when you don’t know what to do. Keep a to-do list with you to make sure you can do the right things at the right time.

Make sure you don’t make these big mistakes on the daily to-do list.

13. Don’t check email

One of the worst things you can do when you start “work” is checking your email. Checking your email in the morning is not good for you. It will put you in a “no action” mood.

Instead, pull out your to-do list and do one big task first. Check email later.

14. Destroy social networks

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, everything. Turn them off completely to suppress the procrastination.

Focus on the task at hand.

15. Time yourself

A great way to get to work is to set a specific working time for yourself. Say 25 minutes.

After the allotted time, rest and do a little what you want. Then work again for a while.

16. Chase you

One of the best ways to find out where your time is and find time to overcome procrastination is to keep track of yourself. Find your weaknesses and change them.

17. Identify and face your fear

Most of the time we are afraid of something when we hesitate. Try to find your fear and face it. Then you can start creating and working.

18. Realize that it will never be perfect

If you can’t work on something that isn’t perfect, you should find a way to get off earth.

Nothing is perfect. Perfectionism can secretly screw you up.

Do something real and fantastic. That will be great enough.

19. Become mindful

Always know what you are doing to overcome procrastination. Don’t let unnecessary web surfing, channel flipping, comment flaming deter you. Be aware of your surroundings.

Mindfulness can improve your focus and productivity.

20. Put “gates” for the day

At the beginning of each day, identify a handful of things that you want to achieve. Some say three things. It depends on how big the tasks are.

Set a limit for yourself and work on each of them until they are done.

21. Give yourself a break

Don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to overcome procrastination. Remember, you are human and we love to sit and stew in our own unfinished mess at times. Just work hard to get out of there.

In fact, taking a break helps with your productivity.

22. Work less

One reason we hesitate is because we are trying to do too many things at the same time.

Identify key projects and complete them first. You don’t feel overwhelmed and you can get to work.

Less is more is the basic theory of productivity.

23. Don’t calm down

Don’t think the “you’re just lazy” and the “that’s how you are”. It doesn’t have to be and you don’t have to let it be. You can defeat procrastination!

Here are the 23 ways you can try to overcome procrastination. Choose the best one for your current situation and then get back to work.

Final Thought

It should also be understood that once you really realize that you are procrastinating a lot, it is never too late to change your behavior and reach your goals finally. All you have to do is honor your own words and keep it honored forever. People tend to set goals, break those goals into activities and follow the plan for a few days, and then return to the same old procrastinating lifestyle again. This should be avoided at all costs as it destroys everything.

Hence, procrastination can be removed with a bit of effort and planning. Your inner self must realize this, make plans to remove such laziness and put in all the effort to make sure that the plans are followed forever.

Conclusion:

Procrastination hits everyone, and once it takes hold of you, it is very difficult to get rid of it.

Anyone can overcome procrastination by following strategies.

One of the best ways to “change channels” of procrastination is to change your landscape.

Set up a daily (or hourly) reminder for not wasting your time.

Get a motivational partner .

Hit social networks, blog, write letters, whatever it takes to strengthen your responsibility for getting your job done.

When you know that some tasks are due and you have a lot to do, take out your calendar and allow for a few blocks of time.

Don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to overcome procrastination.

Don’t think the “you’re just lazy” and the “that’s how you are”.

Key Learning:

What is procrastination?

How to beat procrastination?

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Until next time, Stay Proactive

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N.A. Arora

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Comments

November 24, 2020 at 9:21 am

Great post – I find that the busier I am, the more I can get done! If my schedule is less busy, I’ll just put most stuff off. Just doing it is a big one – I put something off because I can’t be bothered and I think it’ll take hours – usually it takes minutes and I feel better straight away!

Rosie



November 25, 2020 at 5:10 pm

Procrastination hits me more than I would like to admit. After reading this post I feel ready to face and overcome it. Thanks for sharing your tips and tricks!



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