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It's finally 2016. A brand new year, and a fresh start for you and all of your endeavors. You may already have a few resolutions, including to break your habit of procrastination. How do you do this, you ask? Here are a few ways to guide you into less procrastination in 2016:
1. Remove Distractions
How many hours a day do you spend checking Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc..? Social media is the nemesis of productivity, turn it off before you start your task. Also, clear off your workspace and don't answer calls or let co-workers interrupt you with meaningless chatter.
2. Make A 'To Do' List
The important thing is to not overdo it. You don't want to make a list that feels overwhelming because that will just make you want to procrastinate.
Start off small, try to tackle 5-7 task a day. These should consist of big and small things that you need to accomplish. A good practice to get into is, at the end of each day, write down your task list for the next day. Also, tackle one task at a time, multitasking has proven to be less effective.
You will feel good about yourself the more task you cross off your list because you'll know that you are getting things accomplished.
3. Take Breaks
If you sit at your desk all day consistently trying to get the next task done, you will burn yourself out and revert back to procrastinating.
There is a technique called the Pomodoro and I find it incredibly helpful and it insists that you take a short break after every task.
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