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To Boost Happiness, Stack The Pain

Before I became an entrepreneur, I went to business school. While studying for my MBA, there was one lesson that I learned which has proved to be useful over and over again in my life. Essentially, doing your least favourite tasks first and front-loading the ‘pain’ can make you happier in the long run.

Tackle Tough Tasks On Friday To Make Monday More Productive

Mondays are often busy with meetings and tasks to get ready for the week, and everyone’s trying to get the week off to a productive start. If you need time to actually get things done without distraction, hunker down on Fridays so you can have a fresh, flexible start on Monday.

The Secret To Overcoming Procrastination: It's Not About Willpower

Procrastination is a universal problem. Even the most irritatingly well-organised people know the agony of putting something off until the last… possible… minute. Why do we put ourselves through this misery, knowing the consequences? And how can we overcome the urge?

You Don't Need To 'Feel Like' Doing Something To Start Doing It

Your productivity may flow when you’re in the zone, but it’s easy to get carried away looking for motivation. Truth is, you don’t need to feel like doing something to get it done.

Why Do We Work Better Under Pressure?

Do you produce your best work if you wait until the last minute to do it, and are under the stress of an impending deadline? If you don’t, chances are you know someone who does. But why? What is it about the tension of putting things off that gets our creative juices flowing?

You Don't Have A Procrastination Problem, You Have An Impulsivity Problem

Procrastination is like a bad signal or crappy Wi-Fi. Everyone deals with it, but most of us don’t understand how it works. Here’s the key: It’s not that you have a problem saying ‘yes’ to the thing you’re supposed to be doing right now. The problem is you can’t say ‘no’ to everything else.

What Procrastination Does To Your Body

Video: Waiting until the last minute can actually do a number on your body. If you have a paper, presentation or something else due soon, the normal response is to procrastinate. It may feel gratifying, but all that stress and tension has serious effects on your health.

Use Procrastination To Your Advantage

Procrastination is hardly the devil — heck, it’s barely a fourth-level imp. But it can strike at the most inopportune of times and when it does, rather than wallow in your lack of productivity, turn your idleness into future potential.

'Time Is Everyone's Most Valuable Asset, Not Just Yours'

Time is something we all wish we had more of, but it’s unfortunately a finite resource. Whether you’re trying to be less flaky, or you can’t seem to ever be on time for anything, it can help to remember that time is valuable for everyone.

How To Stay Focused At Work

It’s hard to imagine what our jobs would be like without technology — but how much is too much? Our digital devices have helped with convenience and accessibility, but it has also promoted procrastination. If you are struggling with your overflowing inbox or constantly distracted by your endless smart phone notifications, it may be time to reassess your work habits and implement some new tactics.

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