How to Stop Procrastinating: 4 Ways to Re-Wire Yourself - Growth Freaks

How to Stop Procrastinating: 4 Ways to Re-Wire Yourself

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We’ve all procrastinated at least once in our life. Moreover, most of us know how easy it is to fall into this trap for days on end. If procrastinating is human and can happen to anyone, this means that everyone of us can also stop procrastinating with a little effort. It may not be easy, but it’s something we should all strive for. Especially when we know we have something extremely important to do. Because we want to help you be productive, we’re going to provide you with 4 excellent ways to stop procrastinating. Let’s have a look!

How to Stop Procrastinating and Get Things Done: 4 Tips

1. Create Small Goals

One of the main reasons why people choose to keep postponing things is because the task seems too intimidating to deal with. If you have a goal like writing a business report and you don’t take the time to break it into smaller goals, it may seem impossible for you to achieve. So how to avoid procrastination and laziness in this situation? Well, think about the fact that smaller goals are always easier to achieve. Plus, they give you a sense of accomplishment that can fuel your creativity and motivate you to work harder and faster. So the next time you have a scary deadline waiting for you, analyze the task first. Then, come up with smaller tasks that can help you take everything one step at a time.

2. Figure Out the Best Place to Work

The work environment is one of the most important factors that can determine whether you’re going to be productive or spend your time procrastinating. The best environment for work is different for every single person, so the trick is to find yours. For instance, some people simply can’t work at home, where everything is so familiar. A familiar atmosphere can often invite you to do virtually anything else but work. On the other hand, there are people who get their inspiration at home more than any place else. Whenever you feel like you’re in a place that hinders your productivity, it’s time to relocate.

3. Come up with Rewards

Sometimes, the only thing that can motivate us to do our job is the thought that there’s a reward waiting for us at the end of the line. If there isn’t any visible reward that you can think of, you can always invent one for yourself. If you’ve always wanted to buy something for yourself or go see a new movie, use these activities as incentives. Once you’re done with the task at hand, you can reward yourself with whatever you see fit.

4. Tell Your Friends About Your Plan

Letting people close to you know all about what you have to do can help you in more than one way. First of all, these people will be able to call attention to the fact that you’re not being productive enough even when you don’t even notice it yourself. Second of all, having other people know when you should finish your task might motivate you to work harder. Why, you ask? Well, mainly for fear of not letting them down or embarrassing yourself.

Set aside the annoying habit of avoiding responsibilities and stop procrastinating with these 4 useful tips and tricks. For more anti-procrastination hacks, watch the video below.

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Author: Amanda Knowles