Procrastination And Time Mangement Tips
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Procrastination And Time Mangement Tips

I may have very well been the best procrastinator in the world at one point in time in my life. It was always the question of now vs later. I would always be the kind of guy that would say "heck I'll just do it later. Later would turn into tomorrow, and then tomorrow would turn into next week. It wasn't until one day where I read "The Four Hour Work Week" by Tim Ferriss where my whole thought process changed.

What was the biggest thing that changed for me? Awareness. I didn't try to fight procrastination, instead, I just managed it. I would break my projects down to smaller parts of it. Let me explain. For example, in putting together a desk, I would start with assembling the legs onto the base of the desk. That would take me about 20-30 minutes. Instead of working through it, I knew that my ADD would kick in and I would go do something else for the next 20 minutes, for this example let's say go watch a basketball game.

My problem was always that the 20 minutes would turn into an hour. To change that I set my alarm clock for every single minute after that 20 minutes so it would keep going off and I would piss myself off! I would then proceed to go put the hutch on the desk and give the finishing touches. So yes, instead of the process of putting together the desk taking an hour it took an hour and 20 minutes. The way I started looking at it is, the hour and 20 minutes is better than the 2 weeks of it sitting in a box in my room upstairs!

Setting goals is also a very underrated aspect of time management. Instead of setting up long term goals I would set up goals of the day. Through discipline, I would not finish my day until my goals are completed. Again, with this, you have to be realistic with yourself. If you know you can't: take the dog to the groomer, take your motorcycle to the shop, go to your kid's soccer game and go to work all in the same day.Maybe just do the kid's soccer game one day with another smaller task. For somebody like myself, I would just maybe right a review of some binary scam on my blog. Maybe for you, it can be to go out to dinner with your girlfriend. The next day, take the dog the next and then the motorcycle the next. One step at a time my friends! You don't want Procrastination being thief of time.


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