Starting on a big, important task first thing in the morning is sound advice for most people. But if you're a serious procrastinator, easing into the day with a few baby steps might be more effective. Photo by marke1996.
If you need help getting the ball rolling when you get into work, Redditor Rosco7 suggests you leave yourself something easy to do first thing the next morning at the end of every work day:
If I find a programming bug and see that it will be an easy fix, I leave it for the next morning. If I need to package up an installer for a new release, leave it for next morning.
When you have something easy to start with each day, you're less tempted to put off your work and do other things. Simple, easy tasks help build your focus and ease your mind into working mode. You're using calculated procrastination at the end of the day to fight productivity-crushing procrastination in the beginning of your day.
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