How To Overcome Procrastination: Strategies That Work

By Divya Toshniwal

Procrastination is the act of delaying or postponing tasks, often due to a lack of motivation, interest in the task at hand, or maybe sheer laziness. Here are a few strategies to help you overcome procrastination:

2-minute rule: If a task is going to take less than 2 minutes then promise yourself to never leave it for later. Something that will take 2 minutes now, may pile up to take an hour when left for later.

Visualization techniques: Think about the time when the task would be over and visualize the results it will provide.

Divide and rule: Break down the larger tasks into smaller and more manageable ones. This will make you feel less overwhelmed and the goals more actionable. So one major goal gets organized into several mini-goals.

Rewards on Mini-Goals: Every time you achieve a mini-goal, reward yourself with something. This will help you manage your need for instant gratification and keep you motivated for the future.

Know why you started: The best way to overcome procrastination is to find your inner motivation by reminding yourself why you started.

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