How to overcome chronic procrastination

Adjusting Your Thoughts and Emotions

  • Stop punishing yourself for procrastinating
  • Tackle your most important task for 15 minutes
  • Give yourself a pep talk for motivation
  • Aim for done over perfect
  • Promise yourself you’ll get a reward when it’s done

Changing Your Environment

  • Pick the perfect work space
  • Download an app to avoid phone distraction
  • Use a program or browser add-on to avoid internet distraction
  • Remove your phone from the space if you need to
  • Listen to music without lyrics

Avoiding Procrastination in the Long Term

  • Make a list of how you procrastinate
  • Write a to-do list to set goals
  • Prioritize different goals with set deadlines
  • Avoid multitasking to focus on one goal at a time
  • Get a buddy to keep you honest

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