You may know this situation. You are chilling on the couch and browsing social networks or the internet, without coming to an end.
There is existing one simple fact: Every time you are procrastinating something, this task getting bigger and even feels more deterrent once you want to work it off finally.
The following tips will help you to deal with procrastination:
⏱ The 1 Minute Rule
If you can do something in less than one minute, just do it right now! Examples of this could be putting just used dishes in the dishwasher, replying to a message, or replacing a toilet roll. This method helps you to eliminate all your small tasks instantly.
🐸 Eat That Frog
This is a great method to work off the bigger pain points on your to-do list. It's from the book Eat that Frog by Brian Tracy and it's about doing the most unpleasant things first. In the book, you will also learn how to deal with your time schedule and make it as effective as possible.
💻 Organized Digital Spaces
There is just as much procrastination in the digital world as in real life. Maybe even more. After reading a received e-mail, file or message put it in the designated (archive) folder. Doing this constantly will help you not get into a digital traffic jam on your device(s). Also, this will keep your inbox clean which will lead to less stress.
🎯 Set Yourself Goals
Create a checklist every day with the tasks you'd like to do. Check your To-do list in the evening and look at what you've finished. A great way of using a to-do system is Analog by Ugmonk. It's a simple productivity system with a great-looking physical companion that will help you to focus on your important tasks.
Important: Your life shouldn't be a to-do list. Our brain is not able to think of multiple things at a time. So see this as a tool. But it should not take over your time in a convulsive way.
😍 Reward Yourself
Don't forget to reward yourself. Do something you really enjoy. This is crucial and you will have it easier the next time.
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