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In 1687, Sir Isaac Newton published his groundbreaking book, which described the three laws of motion and redefined the way the world looked at physics and science. These laws also work well as an interesting analogy for increasing your productivity, simplifying your work, and improving your life.
Procrastinating feels lazy. You know you shouldn’t, but you do it anyway, because work is hard. Planning, brainstorming and discussing feels productive, because you’re talking about doing stuff. But there’s no difference between the two if you don’t move to action.
If your perfectionism is getting in the way of your work, simply rewording one of your strict personal rules can help ease your transition into a healthier state of mind.
Procrastinators waste too much time, but to get over this bad tendency, you need to know why you procrastinate. Dr Joseph Ferrari of DePaul University has categorised a few basic types of time-wasters, and has solutions for them too.