How to Stop Procrastinating at Work?
When we put off today what we can do tomorrow, we’re setting an intention based on the idea that a task will be more appealing or feel more do-able at some time in the future than it is right now. That’s procrastination!
Having a task looming over us can make us feel anxious, nervous, or agitated, and instead of gaining immediate rewards, we procrastinate in order to feel good in the present.
Waiting until the last minute to work does not necessarily mean procrastinate! Indeed, stress can help us be effective. As long as you keep your deadlines and that you achieve your objectives, there is no major problem. The real procrastination is one that will have negative consequences, a major business impact, to stop procrastinating now, follow these eight steps:
- Start planning and take action
- Practice effective time management
- List tasks
- Choose your environment (alone, coffee place..)
- Develop a flexible schedule
- Ask for help
- Take breaks
- Measure achievements
How to Stop Procrastinating with Beesy:
1- Be organized: Take simple and quick notes during meetings
2- Save time: Send automatic meetings minutes & use a smartpen
3- Work in a team: Assign actions and receive daily to-reports
4- Set deadlines: Use your dashboard to know what and when a tasks has to be done
Life Hacks, Tips and Tricks on How to Stop Procrastinating
20/05/15- “Manage Time” via Entrepreneur- “Chances are good that, at some time in your life, you’ve taken a time management class, read about it in books, and tried to use an electronic or paper-based day planner to organize, prioritize and schedule your day. “Why, with this knowledge and these gadgets,” you may ask, “do I still feel like I can’t get everything done I need to?”…”
25/05/15 – “Get Stuff Done” via Entrepreneur – “If you never start, you’ll never have a chance to fail. But you’ll never have a chance to succeed, either. So stop pretending you haven’t failed by not trying. Stop procrastinating and go for it. Your dilly-dallying around, your excuses, your poking, playing, puttering and loafing about aren’t fooling anyone. Procrastination is fear cloaked in nonchalance…”
08/06/15 – “Checklist” via HarvardBusinessReview –“In theory, everyone understands that preparation can make or break an important meeting. The more work you do before you walk into the room, the more productive and efficient you’ll be. But who has the time to properly prepare?…”
26/05/15 – “The Mechanics of Preventing Procrastination” via The Atlantic- “Procrastination is, in essence, stealing from yourself. The reason goals are so hard to reach, many psychologists think, is because each person believes they are really two people: Present Me and Future Me. And to most people, Future Me is much less important than Present Me. Present Me is the CEO of Me Corp, while Future Me is a lowly clerk…”