11 Ways to Overcome Procrastination

  • Get rid of catastrophizing i.e making a big deal about everything.
  • Procrastinators focus more on short-term gains as opposed to long-term results. Instead, try focusing on why you are doing it: What are the benefits of it.
  • You need to schedule when you are going to work on a project, and block out that time, just as you would an important meeting.
  • Projects often take much longer than expected, so bake in some extra time. And look for ways to make it easier on yourself.
  • When a task seems overbearing, procrastination often follows. So break that task into smaller, more manageable parts and then do it.
  • Be honest with yourself avoid excuses.
  • Get a partner.
  • Optimize your environment. Your environment can help or hinder your productivity.
  • Reward good behavior.
  • Forgive yourself.
  • Drop the perfectionism.

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