Rest Easy (Part 3): Distractions, Distractions…

Procrastination is similar to a cold; everyone experiences it at some point in their life.

Since we are always busy and never have time for a break, we often feel the pressure at the eleventh hour…

Actually, wait a minute. When you think about how many breaks we subconsciously or unknowingly have throughout the week, you will realize we all take quite a number of breaks. For instance, when we just sit at our desk thinking away, trying to finish our work, we then realize that our minds are off day dreaming into a far off land called Procrastination. Yes, procrastination: that little devil on your shoulder that tells you to put off all the important paperwork and leave it for tomorrow, while the angel on the other side is telling you to get it over and done with.

We all have those days of not wanting to do our work, but what happens when work becomes overloaded all because of too much play and not enough time prioritizing? I’m not immune to any of this. In fact, I’m pretty sure I’m the biggest procrastinator I know, that’s why I’m warning you to get do the work early before it’s too late to finish properly. Procrastination is similar to a cold; everyone experiences it at some point in their life. That’s why it’s best to get rid of distractions before they take over your concentration, similarly the way a cold temporarily takes over your immune system.

Here are 3 things to do before you think about taking 2 hour breaks every time you have a project or study:

  1. Think about how much time you will waste when you could’ve been finished an hour ago
  2. Don’t tell yourself you’re stressed. That will only heighten your need to ‘relieve stress and relax’ every five minutes
  3. Make a list, prioritize, and just do the work bit by bit with fewer SMALLER breaks in between. This will lessen your chances of frequent procrastination–or having several breaks within the hour.

I hope this helps with all your procrastination needs. Remember, if something steals you away from whatever you have to do (besides food and necessary self-care) it’s most likely a distraction.

 

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