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The dictionary defines procrastination as the act of intentionally putting off something that should be done. Procrastination can destroy our lives. In extreme circumstances, procrastination can cost us our relationships, our jobs and can cause health issues like depression.
Everyone procrastinates to some degree. Some people are mild procrastinators and they put off small tasks. If you are like me you are an innate procrastinator. Innate procrastinators put off all tasks. We put off everything from paying bills, to calling loved ones, to completing projects at work.
The good news is that once we recognize that we are procrastinators we can use that knowledge to structure our lives to become highly effective at completing tasks and projects.
“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.”
– William James
When the seasons change, and the air starts to chill, it’s time to put on a cozy sweater and curl up with a good book. Autumn is also a good time to take inventory of those projects that may have fallen by the wayside.
If you are like me, you probably have lists of ideas in various notebooks scattered around the house. Some of those ideas you’ve been able to execute and others have been put on the back burner.
These ideas may range from redoing your kitchen, to selling things on eBay, to organizing your office.
There are only so many hours in a day and weeks in a year. Having some of your ideas being put on hold is enivitable.
Instead of feeling bad, take a moment to review your idea/project list and re-prioritize your list.
Re-prioritizing your idea/project list will help you determine which ideas to execute next and give you a sense of accomplishment.
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It’s not that I’m lazy. In fact, it’s just the opposite. I’m too busy.
I’m pulled in a million directions with too many things going at one time. I try to work on all of them and fail to complete any of them.
For example, when I’m in the office I have a constant barrage of emails, instant messages and meetings. I have to divide my time between all of these interruptions and my project work. With all of these interruptions occupying my time I enviably miss project deadlines and then I get an earful from my boss.
At home I have to divide my time as well. There are the things I WANT to do and the things I HAVE TO do. Between checking email, reading the news, watching TV, cleaning, reading that new book, etc, the list goes on and on.
I can’t do it all, so I try to do a little of each. Ultimately this is self-defeating and I end up feeling bad. What’s worse is since nothing ever gets accomplished I end up with less and less motivation.
After experimenting with different time management techniques I’ve finally got things under control.
I haven’t found the perfect system, but I’ve definitely made improvements.
Here is a list that I would like to share with you. These 6 tips will help you make progress and manage your time better.
Following these 6 motivational tips will help you make progress on your projects and make you feel better.