Procrastination can often lead to a number of problems, not just in the workplace but also in your own personal business or even any time that requires focus for that matter. In this article, you will learn from my experience a few useful tips to help overcome this horrible habit.
Break down big tasks into smaller ones
In a lot of cases having such big tasks will lead towards an imbalance of a healthy mind and the room for wondering thoughts. In these modern times we are becoming more busy and tied down with responsibility that we often forget that it carries a toll on our performance. To have a good balance in a daily routine it’s not just a matter of getting the most amount of work done in one day to have less to do the next, but knowing your limits as a human being like anyone else. With this being said, I have personally found big tasks are ones that require regular intervals. Your focus is the key to making progress and it’s also the very thing that can be easily taken away in an instant, which ultimately will create room for other things to come in and consume time. My best advice from experience is to allow for a 15 minute break in between each half an hour to 45 minute solid work time to refresh the mind and give the fuel to recharge for another solid session. This will allow a big task to get done more effectively and as a result will provide a more rewarding outcome.
Have A Powernap
If you are tired, don’t resist the urge, just take a nap. Staring into a computer screen for long hours at a time will naturally make your eyes close and this is a good sign to take a rest. Forcing yourself to stay awake will hurt your performance and creative thinking which is the one thing that you need for optimum results. A power nap will restore your focus and you’ll be able to resume your task without it leading down a dead end. So understand that it’s perfectly alright to take a short rest because in doing so, your body and mind will heal for a new session of solid focus.
Do Some Exercise
It is widely known that exercise is crucial not just to the physical health but also to keep up a healthy mind. Doing a simple lap around your street or going to the gym for half an hour releases important chemicals that significantly enhances all functions of the human body. Instead of checking your social media accounts or watching television to relieve focus, take up a form of exercise and recover both mentally and physically. You will find this to have a better impact on your overall performance.