Procrastinator? Not for long with these 4 tips!

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Procrastination is one of the most widespread obstacles of our time. Everybody has experienced it at least once.

Do you happen to be a procrastinator but you are tired of it? Then, this article will fit like a glove on the hand!

Procrastination is often compared to laziness, which is not something good at all. However, some people may wonder: is procrastination actually as bad as we think?

Well, an English actor once said that: “Procrastination is like a credit card: it's a lot of fun until you get the bill.”

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So, yes, procrastination is the thief of time. The question now is: what we can do to procrastinate less?

Exactly this!

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1) Divide a large task into smaller ones

A big project can be quite scary – so scary that you may actually never do it. You may promise yourself to get started the next day, but most probably you will never get down to business. That is why dividing a large task into smaller ones is very useful. It is a smart way of avoiding procrastinating.

2) A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step

Once you have your tasks divided, make a list of the hardest and the easiest ones. Start with the latter, so when you get down to work with the most important ones, it will be much easier. After some time, you will feel more efficient. 

3) Cheat your brain

Follow the example of the well-known writer Raymond Chandler, who worked only during a specific time of the day but cheated brain like this to start getting things written:

a) Don't write if you don't want to.
b) But there is actually nothing else to do.

Just as the example below shows, the writer stops procrastinating just to avoid boredom:

"If you force students to sit still, they will agree to learn anything just not to get bored”.

4) Take more responsibilities 

Take into account that the fewer responsibilities you have, the more difficult it is going to be to start doing something. As the psychologist John Perry once said: “this is a great way to become a couch potato and never to reach success.” On the contrary, if you take more responsibilities, you will end up doing things.

Do not let procrastination beat you. You can take the lead!

After all, life means motion!

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