What is your method against procrastination?

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  1. m0rd0r profile image68
    m0rd0rposted 8 years ago

    What is your method against procrastination?

    (You know - when you DON'T want to start working). I try to avoid vampire galleries (sites with hundreds of interesting/funny photos like 9gag). I also try not to enter any social site while working, but still - I do lose half my day in any other activities than the work I am supposed to do smile. So - how do you manage procrastination?

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    JThomp42posted 8 years ago

    I have OCD when it comes to getting things done. So, I just do them and get them off of mind.

    1. m0rd0r profile image68
      m0rd0rposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I wish I could develop mild hypo mania and OCD, but I can't smile

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      JThomp42posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Believe me my Friend, You are better off.

  3. alipuckett profile image79
    alipuckettposted 8 years ago

    I try to create an incentive for getting it done.  For instance, if I don't want to do my work, I'll tell myself I can do something fun once it's done.  This way, I'm working past the chore toward the reward.  Good luck to you!

    1. m0rd0r profile image68
      m0rd0rposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you. I try to break the task in easier tasks, but this is also a subject for procrastination and therefore I face resistance from my own mind. "Leave it for later" and "It can wait a bit".

  4. lburmaster profile image78
    lburmasterposted 8 years ago

    Motivation. Read something to inspire, research and become interested in it, tell yourself you can't do something else until it is done, etc.

    1. m0rd0r profile image68
      m0rd0rposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes. This always works for interesting subjects.

      But what about your 9-to-5 work waiting on your desk? It is rarely "interesting" and "inspirational" for most of the people.

    2. lburmaster profile image78
      lburmasterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I don't write about my work usually and it doesn't wait. My occupation is as a private swim instructor part time and a full time student.

  5. edhan profile image51
    edhanposted 8 years ago

    I always have my TODO list with me. I cross them out as I finish one at a time. It is my best method to avoid procrastination.

  6. suraj punjabi profile image80
    suraj punjabiposted 8 years ago

    I always think about how nice i will feel mentally when i am done with my pending work. This always does the trick to motivate me to get up. The idea that i shall be "free" after i perform my task is really motivating.

    1. m0rd0r profile image68
      m0rd0rposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I also feel very good when I can do all steps in a plan smile

      But still ... sometimes It feels hard even to start.

 
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