Are You a Procrastinator? or Know Someone Who Is?….
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I find that I procrastinate. It’s easy for me to do depending on what it is that I am supposed to be doing. For me, it can be a small side effect of being an entrepreneur. I’m not a full fledged procrastinator because my procrastination doesn’t affect me, my business, or other people, but I do procrastinate. (if that makes any sense!)
I don’t wait until the last minute, push deadlines, or stress out about my projects. Some people do, and it creates a problem for them and others around them. If you are a procrastinator in your business, then you could possibly bring down your team members, create stress for them, or bring negativity and ill feelings to the environment. It could also affect their production levels.
If you, or a team member of yours is a procrastinator, or maybe has problems completing their tasks, there are many things that you can do to help.
You could :
- Just jump right in – Even if you don’t go in with the intention to finish the job, you can just do what ever it is for 10 minutes. You can do anything for 10 minutes. Just get something done. Then you might find that once you’ve started, you won’t stop until you’re done.
- Minimize your distractions – Eliminate the clutter, organize your desk and office. Add some color. Make your workspace a place that you enjoy being in and feel productive. Having too many distractions allows our focus to wander and cause unnecessary stress.
- Rewards for accomplishments – For some people, the lure of a prize is enough to do a project. It can be anything from a favorite snack to a quick computer game. I like solitaire and have used it as a reward. I am very competitive and will play and play until I win one.
Which brings me to the next idea….
- Gamify everything – Or as much as you can. I find that when there is a competition with a point system and prizes, I tend to not procrastinate. If something is fun, it takes some of the “work” aspect out of it. People have fun and tasks get accomplished. This would be a good thing to use when you have some people on your team that have a competitive side.
- Have a team/ accountablity partner – It helps to have a team behind you and to support you. In my experience, I can get more accomplished and feel more confidant when I don’t go it alone. I have people on my team that are there for encouragement, advice, make sure I get done what I say I will, and more.
A few years ago, I found an awesome program that helped me to organize my life, and be productive. What was new to me was that it was gamified, so I not only learned and improved my life, but I also had a blast and made some new friends that I still have in my circle today.
If that sounds like something that you or someone you know could benefit from, I urge you to check it out.
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