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Conquer Procrastination: How to Avoid Putting Things Off

Procrastination is putting off doing something for no good reason. It is a time waster and a blight on our personal productivity.

If you want to work effectively, you will need to conquer procrastination. And in this video, you’ll get the 16 best methods to use – either individually, or in combination.

Watching this video is worth 3 Management Courses CPD Points*.
(See below for more details)

This video is part of course module number 1.6.1
Program 1: Managing Yourself
Course 6: Personal Productivity
Section 1: Effective Working

Relevant videos in the same section as this video include:
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– The Power of Habits: Productivity through Effective Working
https://youtu.be/kXmz_E8yUGw
– Organization: How to Enhance Your Productivity by Being Organized
https://youtu.be/2eUYH0z2yiQ
– Planning, Preparation, and Follow-up: Effective Working for Better Productivity
https://youtu.be/XZUCfd9xov0
– Use your Energy Cycles for More Effective Working and Greater Productivity
https://youtu.be/q_s0FkWISLo
– Failure of Multitasking: The Multitasking Myth
https://youtu.be/IEN_hP9dtIM
– Three Types of Procrastination… and Why 2 are Good
https://youtu.be/xOszBq1iqSI
– Email Wrangling: How to Manage Your Email Effectively
https://youtu.be/Z_yz27nTu1M

LESSON NOTES
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Getting on with it is not so bad after all. Here are 16 ways to conquer procrastination:
1. Create a sense of discomfort
2. Focus on the future
3. Baby steps
4. Slice up your elephant
5. First draft
6. Easiest things first
7. Worst things first – Eat that Frog
8. Walk to work
9. Short sprints, rather than long-distance running / Time-box your activity
10. Celebrate each success
11. Rewards… or bribes
12. Choose your moment
13. Focus
14. Create a commitment – Advertise your promise
15. Objective Observer
16. Remove Distractions

Procrastination isn’t always bad. If you haven’t done so, look at our video:
– Three Types of Procrastination… and Why 2 are Good
https://youtu.be/xOszBq1iqSI

RECOMMENDED EXERCISE
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1. Make a note of all of these strategies (and add any more you can think of). Put them somewhere you can find them easily – like on your desk or on a noticeboard in your workspace. (2 MC CPD Points)
2. Go through your current list of things to do. Are there any you have been putting off? Consult your list and find one or more approaches to overcome your procrastination. Then… get on with it! (4 MC CPD Points)
3. Next time you feel yourself about to put something off, consult your list and select one or more strategies to help you get on with it. (2 MC CPD Points)

DOWNLOADS
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Free Resources
– CPD Tools – https://gum.co/MC-CPD
Paid resources
– Management Courses Onboarding Kit – https://gum.co/MC-ObK ($3)

RECOMMENDED READING
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I’ll be as modest as I can. I’m something of an expert on effective working, personal productivity, & time management, with 4 best-selling books by 3 international publishers:
– The Time Management Pocketbook
https://geni.us/gHa4
– How to Manage Your Time
https://geni.us/Cpvp
– Powerhouse: Turbo Boost Your Effectiveness and Start Making a Serious Impact
https://geni.us/H7GDizc
– The Yes/No Book: How to do less… and achieve more
https://geni.us/yhF90n

And here are my picks from the thousands of other books on personal productivity, effective working, & time management:
– The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
https://geni.us/Zulp
– The Power of Habit: Why we Do what we Do, and How to Change
https://geni.us/vNtXd4
– Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
https://geni.us/JxTY
– Eat that Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating
https://geni.us/48Y1LlC

Management Courses Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Points
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Eating Frogs: A Solution to Procrastination
How to Handle Interruptions and Distractions
How to Say NO: Noble Objection – the Ultimate in Time Management
How to Handle Overload: When Time Management is Not Enough
How to Clear a Backlog – The 4 Rs Method
Prioritization with the Pareto Principle – the 80-20 Rule
Prioritization: Understand Urgent and Important
To Do List and 7 Other Time Management Lists You Should Use Instead
Time Management with The OATS Principle
Goal Setting: The Start of Your Time Management
Activity Log: Logging Your Time and Activities
Email Wrangling: How to Manage Your Email for Greater Productivity
Monkey Management: How to Deal with a Monkey on Your Back
The Flow State… and How Flow Can Help You Work Effectively
Special Time: and How to Use it to Work Effectively
Overcome Overwhelm: Dealing with the Feeling of Being Overwhelmed
Three Types of Procrastination… and Why 2 are Good
Failure of Multitasking: The Multitasking Myth
Milestones and Deadlines for Self-Motivation and Greater Productivity
Wellbeing: What to do to Increase Your Productivity
Use your Energy Cycles for More Effective Working and Greater Productivity
Planning, Preparation, and Follow-up: Effective Working for Better Productivity
Organization: How to Enhance Your Productivity by Being Organized
The Power of Habits: Productivity through Effective Working

Mike Clayton

About Mike Clayton 

Dr Mike Clayton is a (former) Project Manager and now a management educator. Having trained thousands of people at live workshops, seminars, and conferences, he now delivers training mainly via video. He has 14 books with international publishers and runs two successful YouTube channels. He is also the founder of OnlinePMCourses.com

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