Practically every person has moments when she/he cannot focus on work, don’t know how to tackle it, and constantly distracted by the surrounding and postpone the work. Fred Stutzman was a graduate student of North Carolina, he was working on the thesis.
He was in access to free internet, so he started watching videos, scrolling social media and chatting. He noticed that he took so many breaks just to check messages; he cannot keep away from the internet. He thought of disconnecting internet, but he failed. At that night he decided to create software which can help him to stay away from the internet. He designed software called ‘Freedom’. It blocks websites and internet for the time set.
The Freedom software is useful to the writers, coders or anyone who wants to work with any distraction. It helps to increase the productivity and save lots of time. The software helps you to keep focused on your work because there are no distractions and decision making is also fast.
Ways to get rid of procrastination–
- Make plans
You can make a to-do list for the day. The first thing to do is to solve the most complex and urgent problems, then simpler ones. You can decide the time for each task; it will keep you on track and also help you to manage time.
- Maybe it’s not for you
If the desire to postpone a case for later is repeated time after time, try to find out why it is so unrealizable for you. Maybe it does not make any sense for you to take it, and you should transfer it to another person. Maybe it’s not for you because you are postponing it as soon as you get a reason.
- As soon as possible reward yourself
Positive reinforcement must be provided for itself as soon as possible – this is a necessary condition for maintaining motivation. Consider it as confirmation that you are on the right track. Rewards help you to keep moving and keep you motivated.
- Just start doing
The most important thing that stops us from doing things is our imagination. We believe that the task will be too boring, complicated, and painful. But if we just start, we understand that everything is not as bad as we imagined.
When we perform a task that we really want to postpone, we feel confident in ourselves and satisfied. This feeling will always be more pleasant than the activity you choose as procrastination. But we’ll never know if we do not.
Almost every person on earth is struggling with procrastination. Doing today what is easy and even rational to transfer to tomorrow is not part of our nature. Unfortunately, in our busy lives, when we have more items on the to-do list than the time to do it. The chronic propensity to procrastination leads to bad results, severe stress and even diseases. It is not easy to overcome, but it can also be done. But the most important thing is just to start doing something. Sometimes it takes only a couple of minutes to get into the work.