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Have you ever wondered why certain work that you have been meaning to do never actually gets done? It’s because you have been putting it off, for whatever reason. That’s procrastination. No judgment here, but that’s pretty normal human nature. However, if we need to get more work done in less time and achieve success in whatever we do, we must overcome this habit. This is from an article that appeared on the Titanium Success website: – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: 10 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time


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10 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get
More Done in Less Time
  • Time Management Tips by Arman Sadeghi

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  • Have you ever wondered why certain work that you
    have been meaning to do never actually gets done?
    Its because you have been putting it off, for
    whatever reason. Thats procrastination. No
    judgment here, but thats pretty normal human
    nature. However, if we need to get more work done
    in less time and achieve success in whatever we
    do, we must overcome this habit.
  • There are multiple reasons that may cause a
    person to procrastinate genuine lack of time, no
    prioritization of work, overwhelming or boring
    nature of the work, no time-based goal setting
    that motivates action, lack of tools to do the
    work, etc. While some of these possible reasons
    are genuine, others are mere excuses.

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  • Having been a peak performance coach for many
    years, I have encountered many who face this
    issue of time management and seek help to
    overcome it. Well, I decided that I might write a
    blog today and share a few tips that experience
    has taught me. Below are the points I believe
    will inspire you to manage time more effectively

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  • 1. Put pressure on yourself. Before commencing or
    accepting any task, reduce the deadline in your
    mind and presume an earlier time or date. Work
    towards your deadline or even try to beat it
    make it sound like an interesting game and
    resolve to win!

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  • 2. The most effective and popular (but least
    followed) strategy is to keep a to-do list. This
    list can help because it doesnt conveniently
    allow you to forget about unpleasant or
    time-consuming tasks. Remember, these are still
    tasks to be done, no matter how overwhelming they
    might sound.

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  • 3. If youre putting off starting a project
    because you think it is overwhelming, take a
    different approach. In reality, the task might
    not be as overwhelming as it seems you just need
    to get started to find out! Here are some tips to
    help you get started
  • Break the project into a set of smaller, more
    manageable tasks. Take one step at a time. You
    may find it helpful to create an action plan with
    time-based goals.
  • b. Turn a task that you think is boring and
    frustrating and make a game out of it. How can
    you ensure your work is finished on time and
    interesting? Try playing a game of How many of
    these could I get done in 20 minutes? or, How
    much before name a time/name can I finish
    this? 'By framing your task this way, you find
    some competition within it. All of a sudden, you
    make it interesting and much less boring or
    frustrating in the process.

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  • 4. Practice positive procrastination. Before you
    start wondering how procrastination can be
    positive, let me clarify. You cant always do
    everything, so consciously put off less important
    or non-urgent activities, and instead focus on
    the real task at hand. It is critical to decide
    which tasks matter. To find out how to do this,
    check out my video at the bottom of this blog
    post.

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  • 5. At any given moment, apply the Law of Three.
    In any area of your life (such as career, family,
    or health), there are three activities that will
    contribute to 90 of your success. Some of these
    might not be urgent but are still important.
    Identify these activities and focus on completing
    them before anything else.

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  • 6. You can also try the Law of Forced Efficiency.
    There is never enough time to do everything, but
    always enough time to do the most important
    thing. Use this to put pressure on yourself to
    finish the task with the highest priority on your
    list.

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  • 7. Limit how much time you spend on something.
    Think I will work for twenty minutes and then I
    am calling it a day! This way, your brain thinks
    Ive got twenty minutes, so I better make the
    best use of intuit works like a charm! Limiting
    how much time you spend on a task makes the work
    more fun, better structured, and less
    frustrating, because youll always have the
    finish line in sight. There are huge productivity
    benefits to the idea as well. When you limit how
    much time you spend on something, instead of
    throwing away more time by fussing at the
    problem, you force yourself to exert more energy
    over less time to get it done, making you much
    more productive.

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  • 8. Dont regularly say yes to unimportant tasks
    that others ask you to do. It fills your time
    with other peoples problems, instead of getting
    on with the important items already on your list.
    Sometimes its necessary to put your foot down
    and be assertive with your valuable time.

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  • 9. Ask someone else to check up on you. Peer
    pressure works! This is the principle behind
    weight loss and other self-help groups. It also
    is widely recognized as a highly effective
    approach in dealing with procrastination.

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  • 10. Finally, dont forget to reward yourself for
    doing the work, especially those tasks you found
    intimidating in the beginning. For example,
    promise yourself a piece of the tempting cake you
    saw at lunchtime if youve completed a certain
    task. Be conscious of how good it feels to finish
    things. I am sure that you will fall in love with
    staying at the top of your game.
  • You can also check out my 30-second Time
    Management video that may help you further decide
    which work needs your attention first and then go
    about finishing the work at hand.I am sure if
    you keep these tools in mind, you will beat the
    clock with your tasks, and procrastination will
    be a thing of the past!
  • With Love,Arman Sadeghi

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