4 ways to stop pro­cras­ti­nat­ing

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list’’ with ‘‘cap­ture list’’. Once you have your tasks cap­tured, sched­ule them into your diary. Ev­ery­thing from chunks of time to re­turn phone calls, re­ply to emails, progress a pro­ject, buy gro­ceries.

You end up with more leisure time and you can be more present up for a meet­ing with other peo­ple.

4. Be re­ally hon­est with your­self about why you’re pro­cras­ti­nat­ing. Are you pro­cras­ti­nat­ing be­cause the work is too hard and you’re too em­bar­rassed to ask for help?

Or is it be­cause you find it bor­ing and it’s ac­tu­ally not what you want to be do­ing at all? For ex­am­ple, your role may have be­come heav­ily ad­min­is­tra­tive but you re­ally love cre­ative work, so nat­u­rally you find your­self pro­cras­ti­nat­ing. If you can get to the heart of why you’re pro­cras­ti­nat­ing you’re far more likely to find an ef­fec­tive so­lu­tion.

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To-do lists just add to the stress for most peo­ple, as they are never all ticked off.

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