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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.


Finishing Something Is Better Than Waiting To Avoid A Mistake

Putting off a project until you have all the details right seems like common sense. If you only feel that hesitation because you’re afraid to make a mistake, though, you’ll never actually finish.


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?


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