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August 11, 2021

Procrastination involves making a decision to delay a task or goal you’ve committed to do. As a result, your productivity at work declines. If you avoid doing what needs to be done until the last minute or perhaps keep asking for deadline extensions, you're probably a procrastinator. Everyone has urges to procrastinate, but there are surefire ways to overcome it.

  1. Prioritize your assignments.

Complete the most urgent assignment first. Don’t put off an important assignment for easier projects. If you start to put off a tougher project, you’ll continue to use excuses why not to finish the task at hand. Productivity doesn’t always mean completing a large pile of work.

 

  1. Take a stimulating break.

Instead of going to the break room to cruise through your phone on your breaks, take a 5-10 minute walk. Go out to get a cup of coffee from across the street. Whenever you feel mentally fatigued, you can help stimulate your brain activity by moving your body and by drinking more water.

 

  1. Reduce your multitasking.

Many people think they are good at multitasking, but multitasking in the work environment causes more harm than help. Many jobs require you to handle multiple projects or assignments at one time, but you aren’t meant to juggle four assignments in an hour's worth of time. When you attempt to lend your focus to multiple tasks, your work's quality suffers.

 

  1. Cut out digital distractions.
Our culture is wired into social media and technology. Some interruptions in the workplace are unavoidable, but attempt to limit those interruptions for the sake of your productivity. Set your phone to silent instead of vibrate. Avoid your social media profiles while at work. If your boss finds you checking Facebook, it won’t look professional.