Friday, November 20, 2015

Why Do We Procrastinate? 3 Time Management Tips

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Why Do We Procrastinate?

How to Stop Procrastinating and Actually Get Stuff Done, by Braveen Kumar/ https://www.shopify.com

Contrary to popular belief, it's not necessarily because we're lazy. According to Joseph Ferrari, a professor of psychology at DePaul University, there are 3 main breeds among procrastinators.
  • The Thrill Seeker procrastinates to experience the last minute rush, like they've just defused a bomb with only seconds to spare.
  • The Avoider procrastinates because they're afraid of being judged, of the consequence of failure or, believe it or not, success.
  • The Indecisive procrastinates as a byproduct of perfectionism, feeling it necessary to seize every second they have to do the best job they can.
Most of probably fall into certain categories for different things. And every now and then we resolve to get organized, to do things in advance, but it's only a matter of time until we relapse. The only way to best procrastination is to be conscious of it in our lives and to develop ways to work around it. So, if you have the tendency to put things off and are looking for a way to change, here are some proven strategies you can adopt. Read more...


3 Time Management tips to put more hours into your day, by BOQ Blogger

Ever heard the saying 'time is money?' There a lot of similarities between the two. Just like money, you can spend time on friends and family. You can invest time into learning new skills that-if chosen carefully-will improve you as a person. You can also waste time on pointless pursuits that will not give anything in return.

However, there is one key difference; Unlike money, you can't generate more time. So where are we spending ours, and how can we make the most of it? Read more...

8 Ways to be Productive, by Nicole Stansley

Everyone is so busy these days. There is just so much to do, and it seems like 24 hours in a day is just not enough. Every Monday, opening my Evernote, I promise myself to have a hyper-productive week. I'll finally cross off all those long-lasting tasks and have a brand new list of brand new tasks. And then they come-emails, meetings, casual "do me a favors."

Sounds familiar, right? By mid-week, when I become a bit tired, the greatest enemy comes" procrastination. After so many interruptions, only high importance and urgent tasks get to be crossed of the list, and next Monday the vicious circle continues. It helped me to sit, concentrate and think about the situation calmly. Clearly, that is not how it should be. Many people actually manage to be productive, efficient and meet deadlines. Was that something I couldn't do?

Here are 8 ways I used to boost my productivity, see what works best for you and make following those your new daily habit. It won't be easy at the beginning, but you'll like the results.

1. Stop Multitasking

Yes, it sounds great when you claim to be multitasker (with pride) at a job interview, but really, multitasking is a myth. You can only do one thing at a time. So, make a list, prioritize, and do only one thing at a time-mindfully, completely. Read more...


10 Bad Habits to Give up in Order to Improve your Productivity at Work, by McDonald Odijie/ www.goldmyme.tv/

When we are productive, we efficiently finish various tasks and achieve better results. However, there are many bad habits that are killing our productivity yet we don't recognize them at all. In order to improve your productivity, you have to give up these 10 bad habits.

1. Watching TV Before Going to Bed

After a busy working day, everyone tends to sit in front of the TV, then move to the bedroom and continue watching TV. Many people think it relaxes them. However, it just make them more tired. Sometimes, you don't even realize how much time has passed when watching TV shows, and you end up falling asleep very late at night instead of falling sleep immediately. Get the TV out of your bedroom and soon you;ll notice that you sleep better and longer, and you feel fresh when you wake up. 

Moreover, being positive and fresh in the morning will certainly boost your productivity at work. Instead of watching TV shows, use the time before you fall asleep to evaluate your day and have intimate conversation with your partner. You can also focus on self-improvement by signing up to an online where you can improve yourself and learn how to become more productive and efficient in your field of work. Turn off TV, bring education and intimacy in your home.

2. Spending a lot of time on Social Networks

Social networks are great for staying in touch with family and friends. However, when chatting, posting, sharing, and looking at various funny photos, we lose the sense of time and waste hours just scrolling through pages. Usually, before we fall asleep, we decide to check if there is something newe in the news feed and end up falling asleep very late at night. You then feel tired in the moring and incapable of doing anything that demands focus and hard work. Read more...

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To Your Success!
Nicky,

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