How To Beat Procrastination At Work

Listen. If you don´t beat procrastination at work the long term consequences could be serious. Take this example of how expensive work procrastination can be… The assignment that your boss gave you several days ago still isn’t done. The assignment is a report that your boss needs to take to an important meeting, and you may get a big promotion if the meeting goes OK. You’ve had plenty of time to get it done, but still just don’t do it even though your future career could be in jeopardy. What’s wrong with you? You are one of the millions who procrastinate. You feel inadequate, guilty, depressed and have low self-esteem. Procrastination means avoiding doing tasks, which need to be done …

10 Tips to a Stress Free Holiday

“The stress-free way to enjoy the holidays is to plan, take one step at a time, and have a sense of humor.” Beth Tabak Can you feel the holiday jitters beginning? Suddenly there it is right around the corner. Relax! Take time to plan well now and ease into the holidays with a big smile. Grab a journal and pen, and let’s get started. Reminisce over previous holidays- In your journal create a column for What Works and another for Not That Again. Under What Works list the activities that bring you joy, come naturally, and click into place. Under Not That Again list your challenges. Jot down the things that drain your energy and bring you down. What can …

10 Ways to Overcome Procrastination: The Challenge for Tomorrow!

Did you realize that as much as 47% of the time we spend on-line has nothing whatsoever to do with our work? In 1978 15% of the population stated that they do procrastinate somewhat. Only 1% admitted to chronic procrastination. In 2002 the numbers quadrupled! 60% of people stated that they experience mild to moderate procrastination in their lives and 6% stated that procrastination ruled their lives! In this era of “distraction overdose”, make the decision to overcome procrastination by applying some or all of the following techniques. 1. Live by the Law of More Effort. As you accomplish an important task, you will feel a surge of energy and enthusiasm. Completing the task will trigger the release of endorphins …

10 Ways To Kick The Procrastination Habit

A survey (by the University of Chicago) suggested that those who relish challenge are more likely to live up to 10 years longer than those who spend their lives inhibited by timidity. Trying to realize our ambitions, even if we don’t always meet them, is preferable to not having the courage or motivation to take the risk. So not making any resolutions because we fear that we’ll break them is having a defeatist attitude, as we allow procrastination to become an insidious habit which stops us from leading more fulfilling lives. The following offers 10 ways to kick the procrastination habit! 1. Personal values development. Take the time to find out what you really want in life, what your personal …

24 Time Management Tips

Where does your time go? We all know we are busy, yet we feel behind and don’t get to do the things we really want to do. Planning is the best time saver there is. At the beginning of the week jot down your goals that you want to accomplish, fun things you want to do, work that needs to be done, and appointments to keep. Then write out a loose schedule for the week ahead, balancing it out between work, family, home, self and your other roles. You can choose to put your action items on daily to do lists or schedule them on a calendar like appointments. How you keep track of your things to do for the …

10 Easy Ways To Stop Procrastinating

The key to learning how to stop procrastinating is to shift your focus toward concentrating on results. Many people work frantically each day and accomplish very little. It is counterproductive to concentrate on so many tasks that you cannot accomplish them and may cost you time and energy with no results. Many people seem to spend a lot of time and energy only to achieve very few results. You can learn how to stop procrastinating and achieve success in all you do if you learn the appropriate time management and organizational skills. Here are 10 keys to beating procrastination: 1. Working efficiently requires much less energy than tackling several tasks at once and never completing any of them. You can …

7 Tips For Unstoppable Motivation And Enduring Success

1. Success is not achieved accidentally. It is a systematic, deliberate process of deciding what you want to do with your life, what you will do when you get there, and what the steps are to get you where you want to be. One of the most important aspects of success is the ability to visualize your path and stay focused on your goal until you reach it. 2. The sooner you envision your dreams and develop a plan to turn them into reality, the faster you will accomplish your goals. Mental pictures are a mechanism to lead you down the path of true independence and motivation. Procrastination is a self-defeating behavior that develops in part due to low self-esteem …

7 Tips For Lasting Motivation And Greater Success

Lasting motivation is possible once you adopt an outlook that allows you to be more successful. Here are seven tips you can use today to overcome procrastination and start achieving much more. 1. Success is not achieved accidentally. It is a systematic, deliberate process of deciding what you want to do with your life, what you will do when you get there, and what the steps are to get you where you want to be. One of the most important aspects of success is the ability to visualize your path and stay focused on your goal until you reach it. 2. The sooner you envision your dreams and develop a plan to turn them into reality, the faster you will …

9 Great Ways To Change Your Life By Changing Your Motivation Style

If you are not as productive as you’d like or tend to procrastinate, you can become motivated by changing your personal style. The trick lies in making the activities you put off more interesting, easier, and less unpleasant. One way to make a job easier is to break it into smaller jobs. If your task is to file your income tax return, you may view it as time consuming and tedious. But if you break it into smaller categories such as gather records, download tax software, and prepare a rough draft, the tasks don’t seem as difficult and you are likely to complete them in considerably less time. Some other ways to make those undesirable jobs seem more bearable are …

How Busy Are You? – A Great Tip For Effective Time Management

You receive a phone call from the CEO who asks whether you’d be interested in taking on a special assignment. In this assignment you would report directly to the CEO and participate in making some of the important strategic decisions facing the company. This assignment would provide you personally with major growth and career opportunities. The offer has only one catch; because the assignment is only part time requiring about one day per week, you would have to do your present job in the remaining four days. Would you take the assignment? Before reading any further please answer “”Yes” or “No” – Would you take the assignment? HBR (October 2002) reports that this question has been posed to hundreds of …

Steps to Building Your Self-Confidence

Accept yourself The very first step in building self-confidence is to accept yourself in an unconditional way. You are human, therefore you are not perfect, so don’t dwell on what you see as flaws. Everyone has qualities that someone else does not. This is what makes us want to go out and find partners who give us love, and make us feel wanted and complete. Those great feelings would not be possible if you were perfect. Accept yourself how you are. It will help to rid you of constant stress and worry over things that you cannot control. Do what you want! How long it has been since you last did something that you really liked, something that you enjoyed …