A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013

A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013
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Monday, June 19, 2023

Strategies to overcome procrastination at work

Are you a goof off? Here are some tricks for you to overcome this habit!

Procrastination is a major barrier that impedes an individual's personal and professional growth. There can be an imbalance in your work life and a decrease in your efficiency if you continue to delay your tasks. In order to be more productive at work and to minimize procrastination and achieve success, you must follow the below mentioned hacks. 

1. Have clarity about your goals

Many individuals are not clear about their goals or what they want to achieve in life so they end up postponing their actions. What you need to do is set your agendas, divide your tasks, work on the ones which are more important and stay focused by sticking to them with perseverance.

2. A proper work schedule

Make sure that you do not overburden yourself with work as it can result in burnout. Break your tasks into time slots or into more manageable portions because this will make them less complicated. This will also improve your work ethic and will motivate you, since lengthy tasks are often monotonous and take several hours to complete. A sense of accomplishment develops within you when tasks are divided into smaller chunks. Through the pomodoro technique you can spend 25 minutes at work and then take a short break of 5 minutes to stretch yourself and ease your mind.

3. Get rid of all distractions

We often get distracted by colleagues, social media, or even intrusive thoughts. Adhere to your rules by either turning off or muting your notifications. Also, set a specific time to use social media, go through your mails, and talk with your colleagues (preferable after task completion).

4. Develop a positive mindset

Some people are pessimists and the fear of failure makes them apprehensive for the future. So, it is essential to shun away the negative thoughts and adopt a positive mindset. Past mistakes and self-doubt won’t let you succeed so focus on your accomplishments and do not try to attain perfectionism, rather be a realist.

5. Look for a mentor

Find a like-minded individual such as a friend or a colleague who encourages you when you feel unmotivated. Tell them about your goals and set a specific time when you can talk about the progress, problems and the challenges in detail. Also, you should reward yourself for the achievements or when you successfully perform a challenging task. You can either arrange a trip or pampering yourself with food (anything that makes you happy).

By clinging to these strategies and with self-determination, you can end procrastination, increase your productivity and achieve success.



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