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More on breaking through the “procrastination zone”

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Procrastination help:

A few weeks ago I outlined some strategies to break through the “procrastination zone”. Here are some additional solutions:

As you may recall, I suggested that you pinpoint your priorities and then break down the prioritized tasks into simple, manageable chunks, that can each be accomplished (easily) in one sitting. And these sittings should be short, 30 – 60 minutes to prevent the task from seeming overwhelming.

As you complete each task, check it off your list. If you stick to this strategy, within a short time, you’ll really be able to see that you’re making progress. And seeing that progress is being made will motivate you to keep going.

If you’re seeking procrastination help, you might also want to try scheduling your day, it’s a great way to avoid procrastinating or wasting time. This may sound a bit obvious, but it’s something that many people who struggle with time or procrastinate often fail to do.

Think of it this way: If you don’t have a plan for your day, your time is more likely to get eaten up by others needs, distractions or whatever comes along.

Be realistic about what can actually be accomplished in any given hour. If you’re not used to doing this and are afraid you might underestimate, start by doubling or even tripling the amount of time you think it might take.

Then set specific appointments with yourself to get things done. During these times, close your door, shut down the internet and email and let voice-mail pick up the phone…just focus on the task at hand!

If you’re seeking procrastination help, please start to utilize this strategy today and stay tuned for more ways to increase productivity in your small business.

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What are you experiences with procrastination? Join the conversation below:

Yolanda March 13, 2015 at 12:57 pm

Thank you for another great post. The really like the idea of breaking things down into very small pieces, I often feel like a project is too big so I don’t bother attempting to do it.

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