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Why You Should Help Others When You Need A Boost Yourself

We all have days when we’re just not really in the mood for work and try to alleviate our sluggishness with another trip to the coffee machine, but there’s a more altruistic solution that might give you more of a boost: Helping others.

Beat Procrastination By Using Small Wins To Build Momentum

When you really have to get things done, all you need to do is get started. If you’re struggling, focus on something small. Even an answered email, short report finished, or another small win is all it takes to build a little momentum to tackle the big stuff.

The Psychological Origins Of Procrastination And How To Stop Putting Things Off

We’ve all had the experience of wanting to get a project done but putting it off for later. Sometimes we wait because we just don’t care enough about the project, but other times we care a lot — and still end up doing something else. I, for one, end up cleaning my house when I have a lot of papers to grade, even though I know I need to grade them.

Give Yourself A Sense Of Control To Overcome Your Procrastination

When your motivation is low, it’s hard to get started on your work. And nothing can sap your motivation quite like feeling you’re out of control of your work. To counter that feeling, give yourself ways to feel in control.

Get Started On Large Goals With An Easy Task That Has Huge Rewards

Big goals are daunting, and it’s common practice to break them into smaller tasks. But you can still have trouble getting started. To get over that initial fear, choose a task with little effort and huge rewards.

Raymond Chandler's Productivity Secret: Work, Or Just Get Bored

It’s always fascinating to read how successful people get things done. Celebrated author Raymond Chandler battled with motivational issues like everyone else. But then he set himself two clear choices: write, or do nothing else.

Be Strategic With Your Procrastination To Get Things Done

If you’re a serial procrastinator who is struggling to get things done, one small business owner believes that you can harness this foible and make it work to your advantage. Read on to find out more.

Four Questions To Help You Overcome Procrastination

Procrastination is like a voice in your head giving you several seemingly valid reasons to avoid doing something. Usually it’s tough to summon a counterargument to overcome it. So instead of shouting over that voice telling you to put something off until later, why not ask it a question?

Confront Your Own Omission Bias To Beat Procrastination

Procrastination usually causes problems, but we have a hard time confronting them. Our future self has a much better sense of why things go wrong. That’s partly because the you in the present ignores the consequences of procrastinating.

How To Keep Pokemon GO From Affecting Productivity In Your Office

In the last week Pokemon GO fever has swept Australia, causing Pokefans all over the world to take to the streets, drain their phone batteries and their data and generally get more exercise than they will have had in years. The game is also a huge time-sink, however — and considering how many Pokemon-attracting lures are being placed around office buildings, it’s one that’s happening in work hours.

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