Kick procrastination out of your life. Use these tips

One in every five people is affected by procrastination every day. Additionally, studies have also found the prevalence of procrastination among salaried workers, revealing that a striking 80% procrastinate for one to four hours daily
Not now, not today, not again...
Not now, not today, not again...(Pic: EdexLive Desk)

Procrastination, the art of delaying tasks, is a common challenge that many individuals grapple with, often resulting in a last-minute frenzy or unfinished work. This emotional obstacle can be attributed to various factors such as resistance to change, fear of failure, peer pressure, lack of focus, and the demanding perfectionism that affects certain people.

To dig deeper into the ubiquity of procrastination, a survey conducted by UK-based Micro Biz Mag in January 2020 reveals striking insights. Among the 1,000 participants, a staggering 84% confessed to wrestling with procrastination, while a mere 15.6% claimed to have never faced it.

1. Forgive yourself and identify the cause: Is it external pressures or lack of motivation?

What's the reason?
What's the reason?(Pic: EdexLive Desk)

Procrastination is a human tendency, embrace it. But go beyond, try to understand why you indulge in it often. What led you here?

2. Break tasks into smaller steps plus, set specific, realistic goals and deadlines

What about deadlines?
What about deadlines?(Pic: EdexLive Desk)

This makes the goal less intimidating, fostering a sense of accomplishment with each completed step. Also, this provides a roadmap and injects a sense of urgency and structure into your tasks.

3. Remove all distractions and utilise time management tools

Manage your time
Manage your time(Pic: EdexLive Desk)

Consider whether your mobile device is necessary and create a dedicated study space for your study sessions, adhering to a carefully crafted schedule. Equip yourself with an arsenal of time management tools, such as timers, to-do lists, and productivity apps. These tools act as guides, keeping you on track

4. The Pomodoro Technique

This technique works
This technique works(Pic: EdexLive Desk)

Leverage the power of focused intervals using techniques like Pomodoro (For example, 25 minutes of concentrated work followed by a short break)

5. Discover your peak productivity time

Let's do it!
Let's do it!(Pic: EdexLive Desk)

Schedule important tasks during these periods to capitalise on your optimal productivity