6 Tricks to Kill Your Habit of Procrastination

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1. Have a Work Buddy.

Share with him (or her) your goals and tasks of the day.

Have him remind or push you if you find yourself slacking off a.k.a procrastinating.

2. Make Your Tasks Clear and Specific.

Tasks that are too general or too vague have the tendency to ‘overwhelm’ you and would result in the delay of the execution.

Sort them into a list of smaller tasks that are specific, measurable and realistic.

3. Recognise and Manage Your Distraction.

Both are possible: either distraction leads to procrastination or vice versa.

Ensure your working environment is fully optimised to reap the most productivity and is free from any form of distraction, especially social media.

4. Use Powerful Time-Bound.

Employ a 5-minute or an hour period of total focus, and discipline yourself to follow it. Have a quick break of release in between.

Some tasks could be settled in a short amount of time, thus preventing procrastination.

5. Don’t Be a Perfectionist.

Feeling like things aren’t in perfect condition to carry out your tasks yet? Waiting for that perfect time to start your task?

No, start drafting and continuously improve over time instead. Small progression builds up momentum.

6. Reward Yourself.

Reward yourself after you have completed your task. This would boost your motivation to perform better in future tasks.

However be moderate: your productivity should not depend on whether you would be receiving any form of reward or not.

About the Author:

Syuaib, who works best from behind the scene, is Do Good’s Research and Publication Executive. A graduate with double majors in both the fields of religious study and biotechnology, he is also the Vice President for Malaysian Association of Youth Harmony, leading the movement of over 2,000 youths nationwide. He is also actively participating in other NGOs and engaging various civil society groups, holding the firm belief that a combination of universal values together with regular and social media engagements is the key for a better world.