Are You a Procrastinator? Or Know Someone Who Is?……

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 :

 

Are You a Procrastinator? Or Know Someone Who Is?...

  • 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.

 

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  • 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.

 

Are You a Procrastinator? Or Know Someone Who Is?

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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Jodene Brown

 

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7 Responses to Are You a Procrastinator? Or Know Someone Who Is?……

  1. Yes, I’m probably like you – not a fully fledged procrastinator but still do it for sure! Love the tips here, they will be helpful for many x
    Martina Mariu recently posted..Inspirations for your Best Body (plus Top Tips x 3)My Profile

    • jodene says:

      Thank you Martina! And the most important thing is that we take action and continue to make the progress. I think it’s okay to slack off once in a while! 🙂

  2. At my office, we have a “clean desk policy”, which goes along with your tip to minimize clutter. With this policy, we are not allowed to have any personal items on our desks, and our computers have strong filters on them so we cannot access any websites that are not work-related. We have lockers for stuff that is not allowed at the desk.

    I love it because I do have a touch of ADD and become distracted very easily. Since this policy has been in place, productivity has gone way up.
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    • jodene says:

      Wow…that sounds strict, but it sounds like it’s working. It also seems like it wouldn’t be for everyone, but it does make sense. My office at my job is just the opposite. There is so much clutter and unused broken equipment piled in the ladies room. It drives me nuts. I do my best to keep the clutter down. My home office, on the other hand is practically clutter free. It feels so good and so free.
      Thank you for your comment Angie. 🙂

  3. Mike says:

    I like to have inspiring environments in place. And gamification is a must because it’s more fun to play than to work! And The Ultimate Game Of Life is a game CHANGER!! 🙂
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    • jodene says:

      Environments play a huge part of our lives. I didn’t realize how much so until I played the Ultimate Game. I didn’t know how many expiring things I had accumulated over the years! That’s also where I learned about gamification. 🙂

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