If there’s anyone out there who says they’ve never procrastinated, they’re not telling the truth. For even the most motivated, hard working and organized of us are prone to procrastination, no matter how much we might not mean to. We tend to put off tasks that stress us out (or just don’t enjoy) but the thing is the more we put it off, the more stressful it becomes, meaning we might as well get it done in the first place! If this sounds like you, it’s time to sort out your to-do list and stop putting off those tasks you don’t want to do. Here are some of our top tips to help you make the most of your time.
Commit to the task at hand
When you have a list of tasks to do, it can feel overwhelming, particularly if you keep flitting between them. Whether you have life admin such as selecting hearing professionals to get the right hearing healthcare sorted for your needs, or work tasks, all are important but need your undivided attention to be done properly. Decide which task you’re going to do and commit yourself to just doing this until it’s completed. Don’t look at your to-do list and be overwhelmed, instead put that away and break it down to one task at a time.
Minimise distractions around you
Getting your tasks done is made all the more difficult if you’re surrounded by distractions. To stop yourself becoming sidetracked, remove anything that might be a temptation. Don’t open lots of tabs that you keep flicking between on your laptop, keep your phone out of reach so you don’t keep checking social media and keep checking on yourself that you’re doing the task at hand. It’s also a good idea to keep your desk clear of clutter that can cause you to become distracted.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
If you’re putting off the task at hand because it’s just too much for you to do by yourself, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Whether this means speaking to a colleague, a friend or a family member, chances are they will be more than happy to help you and much prefer that you ask them than suffer in silence. Don’t worry about asking for help being seen as a sign of weakness, it’s good to ask and means you can finally get the task at hand completed. It’s a win-win situation.
These are just a few top tips that should help you to stop putting off those tasks that you don’t want to do. Just keep in mind the sooner you get it done, the sooner you can stop thinking about them and just get on with the rest of the day and the more fun things this might entail. What are some of your top tips for stopping pitting off those tasks you don’t want to do? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you!