Are You a Procrastinator? 6 Ways to Get Work Done!


There will come a time where we realize we have the tools to do a job at work, just not the willpower to get it done!

You have now come face to face with procrastination.

Ban Procrastination from workIf left unchecked, procrastination at work  can be a career-killer!  When it takes hold of you, you could find yourself completely unprepared to handle it.

In an infographic about procrastination from  www.thegappartnership.com, there are two interesting statistics:

  • People who procrastinate tend to drink more
  • 46 percent of respondents say procrastination has a negative influence on their lives

Here are six tips to keep procrastination out of work and your life:

Visualize success.

Have an idea of the work you need to do—visualize addressing the assignment. One of the biggest barriers of performance is losing track of what you are doing. When a job is not top-of-mind, you usually forget how significant it can be.

Decide to move.

Human Resources: Free live ovation demoMake the conscious decision to act. By concentrating on the work you need to do, you will arrive at a point where you just can’t wait another minute. When you finally decide to get started, you break through the sub-conscious wall that holds you back.

Break it down.

Every job is easier when divided into smaller, more manageable fragments. As the saying goes, every great journey begins with a single step. Divide the work into small steps, soon you will find yourself accomplishing all you need.

Timing is everything.

Start with a manageable chunk of time to work on the task—you can begin with as little as 15 minutes to get you started. Work on the project for that set period, taking credit for getting at least that much accomplished. It will be your first step to banishing procrastination. You will find that once the ball is rolling, everything else will come.

One day at a time.

As the Nike ads say—just do it! Every day is a win if you use the time to work toward a goal. Do something—anything—each day! This will expand your imagination and stimulate you to move forward. Success is a daily habit.

One last thing—don’t forget to have fun! Find pleasure in everything you do—anything from daily chores to your work, occupation or career. The more pleasure you get in doing a task, the less likely you will procrastinate.

Infographic after the jump…

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Six Ways To Ban Procrastination


 

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Photo credit: Camilla Hoel

Some people reach a point where even though they possess the tools to do a job well, they just don’t have the energy, will or desire to get the job done.

If that is something that happens regularly, then Procrastination may have taken over your life.

There may be times when anyone will fall behind schedule, or are so strapped for time that you have difficulty completing a significant project. However, if left unchecked, procrastination can be a time-waster, and something that will allow others the impression you do not have the desire, or tools, for success. A consistent pattern of procrastination can be a real career-killer.

Like any bad habit, procrastination can be turned into action. With a little work, your character can change from lackluster, to one with a winning, can-do attitude.

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