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How to Stop Procrastination. Another step to be Successful.

“You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again.”

— Benjamin Franklin

Procrastination! We all know this feeling too well, Procrastination simply means delaying or postponing action or put off doing something and wasting time is some other useless activity. But this isn’t the way you need to stay after reading this blog. Just look at some ways to put off procrastination and gear up for action to achieve some great goals.

Why people procrastinate?

People often procrastinate because they are afraid of failing at the task that they need to complete. So, it could be a school or college student postponing studying for an exam till the last minute even he knows how important exams are for them. Or an employee delaying his work till the deadline. A sportsperson delaying his practice or diet. Or even a person avoids going to the gym when after he has given the gym fees too.

How procrastinate can be Danger? In your everyday life.

Procrastination may lead to a serious problem in your simple everyday life. For now, the small task you are leaving today will come up altogether after sometime when maybe that can’t be handle. Regularly going gym will make your fit every day or just can make you 1% better every day.

Why overcome the habit of procrastination?

You may feel like you are enjoying your free time by skipping work or putting work for tomorrow. But the delays will catch up with you again sooner.

So, it would be very beneficial to deal with procrastination before future anxiety, fear, depression. So, some steps to stop the procrastination and unlock your potential.

Plan your day in advance.

There is the reason to keep this point at top as this is followed by most successful peoples and productivity ninjas.

Every night, look at your to-do list, write down the tasks you will be doing tomorrow and track yourself on an everyday basis. Give rewards to yourself if you did well.

You can be even more specific and rank the task according to your priority and try to finish the hard work in the morning when your mind is not in a mess and keep easier work to later.

Become self-Aware.

Become more self-aware and understand the reason for your behavior.

By understanding the behavior, you can easily tackle those reasons and find a solution to that problem. For example, if you are a student delaying your assignment work, the potential reason for delays is a lack of proper knowledge and understanding. Then first start googling the things or find a tutor to get a deep understanding.

A clear vision of your goals.

This should be done in priority. Find the purpose of your life, find what are you good at, find what value you can give to the people. Write down your goals and look at those points every day. It can serve as a helpful reminder to avoid procrastination and get up to win in life.

Calm your mind before starting.

Meditation! Most people told the importance of mindfulness in your life. This won’t cost you anything only 15 min a day. Why not give it a try?

Your messy mind, map of to-dos is distracting you and causing low-level stress more than you even realize. You are missing out very real present. And the present is the only place that living actually happens.

Influences.

The people around us are the ones that influence us the most and we often start behaving similarly to what we see. Find a good company can be a big factor in how to stop procrastinating and achieving Goals.

Share your plans for success.

Telling others about your plans to succeed you are much likely to stick to those plans. You feel as though they are going to ask you about what you have said you will complete, and it will make you feel more committed and more responsible.

Clean up your workspace.

A messy workspace can make it very hard to concentrate and focus. Make sure to clean up your workspace to ensure that your mind is clear and perfectly ready to get the job done.

Build daily habits that make you feel proud.

Each time you follow through with a small action it gives you the boost you need to tackle another idea on your list. Give yourself some easy games initially to build up the habit of sitting down and stick to the plan. Instead of complete writing a full business plan rather work 20min and take a break and after 10 minutes get to work again. This makes you feel less stressed and eventually, you will be able to do work more efficiently.

Tackle the tough stuff first.

As earlier said instead of going easy stuff from your to-do list try to do tough work first. As your mind is clear when you start to work this makes you do tough work easily and as you finish work move towards easy stuff this will keep up your motivation for work and for sure say bye-bye to procrastination.

Bonus Fact.

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Thanks for sticking us till the last so as a reward here is a Bonus fact for you.

Have you listened about Pomodoro technique?

The Pomodoro technique is the time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. Work for 25 minutes and give break and after 10 minutes work again for 25 minutes. And it breaks, you have to give small rewards to trick your mind that he is doing good work. This is basically a mind hack and also you all know about 21 days too. Forcefully make your body follow something for 21 days and after that, this becomes a part of your life your new good habit. Give it a try.

“Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today because if you enjoy it today, you can do it again tomorrow”

– James A. Michener

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How to Reduce Screen Time, First step for success!

For most of our days, we spend our time staring at our mobile screen for some people 14 – 16 hours per day or for 3-5 hours. So this is why you have come here because you might be in the category of 14 to 16 hours a day which is more than half a day.

But don’t worry here we will tell you which is the best way to reduce screen time or I must say the best way to control your screen time as mobile phones are now an important part of all of our life’s. So here are some of the best ways to reduce screen time without a fight.

Track how much time you are spending on your screen and get a clear picture.

I am sure that you might haven’t checked how much time you actually using your mobile phone per day. So first get a clear picture of how much time you actually spending while staring at the screens. There are many apps in the Play Store and App Store which keep track of the screen time and in the week or month-end, it shows proper charts showing your usage category-wise (Entertainment, productivity, calls, social networking, etc…).

Limit your time on social media.

It’s a reason to keep this point on top of all as for most of the people social network is the main cause of increased screen time. Social media’s main objective is to always keep you in the app (I recommend you to see a Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma which says all about the bad effects of social media). So that means if their social media platform finds that you are slowing down or stop checking your social media site, they will ping you with a notification that will attract you back very quickly so face this hard fact after this you can’t resist to check the apps again and again and again. So, stop noticing by switching off the notifications of all social media and use them in your own way when you have super free time. Don’t let social media use you in their way.

Log Out or deactivate.

I think the first best way is to deactivate your account. I know this may be hard for you but trust me most of you think this might cut you off from the world believe me that’s not true at all.

And the second-best way is you log out or log off. Log out when you are at your work specially and why not you just change your password and don’t save your password in the device. Might be your laziness help you not going again and again to the website and enter a password every time. So, this can be a small move to reduce your addiction to social media. Why not give it a try?

Spend time with your family.

Explain to yourself that it’s important to sit less and move more to stay fit and healthy. Spending time with your family will make relations good between everyone as some families have communication gaps and excessive screen time is the main reason as most of the people find using mobile phones are more enjoyable than spending time with family.

Start working on your hobby.

Why don’t you start working on your hobby? As this will give you happiness and easily forgot about your mobiles. Just understand simple logic you use your mobile phones as you enjoy most may be spending time on social media, maybe stalking peoples on social media, or might be playing game. Why don’t you start working on your hobby so which is more enjoyable than staring at your mobile phones?

Eat your meals without a screen.

It may seem tempting to use your meal break time to catch up with online entertainment videos or social media. Just give your eyes rest, you may likely to enjoy your food more.

Don’t charge your phone in bedroom.

Don’t charge your phone next to your bed as it will definitely tempt you to check for messages and notifications or even the time if you wake up during the night. This will disrupt the sleep pattern which may create many mental problems and physically too.

Think other way to get information.

This may be hard to hear but I am here with the truth you don’t actually have to know everything and find it out on the internet. When someone starts talking about something you don’t have to automatically launch the google and search for it instead, leave your phone and listen to the information they are bringing instead of asking google ask the actual people and have an actual conversation, and enjoy learning in real life for a change.

Read books.

Most of the successful people tell us about the importance of reading books. I will write another blog about this interesting topic. But for now just remember that Elon Musk, Bill Gates tells us reading books will help you to be rich and more knowledgeable.

Meditation.

Take a minute to sit still with your mind, totally in the present moment, take your awareness through each part of your body from head to toe. It’s a fantastic moment and this will help in your stressful day by keeping your brain calm in every difficult situation which can give a better understanding and focusing your mind on problem-solving. Bdw the more you enjoy spending time with yourself automatically the less you need a screen to comfort you for sure.

Invest in an actual Alarm Clock.

So instead of using mobile phones as an alarm clock, which requires you to keep the phone in the bedroom, use an alarm clock to get up in the morning.

Bonus Fact.

As we started our aim of this is not actually making 16 hours to 0 hours a day. Don’t let mobile and social media use you instead use mobile and social media for your success. So, our aim is to control screen time by not wasting too much time while staring at the screen.

Use mobile phones while working out by listening motivational or helpful podcast.

Use Phones to earn money by investing in the stock market and mutual funds (For Mutual Funds, I invest here! you should also – to build the wealth https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fundsindia&referrer=921fe5e22b577c89b8b7f8961f434b9 ‘Let money work hard for you to grow’)

At least this way your screen time is being used to help you in other parts of your life. Comment your current screen time & return in a month and tell everyone how much screen time you have after. We will love to hear from you and this will motivate others too.

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