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8 Ways to Fight Procrastination Right Now, Not Tomorrow

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Procrastination happens to everyone. Whether we like it or not, our brains naturally distract ourselves from things we would rather not do. Whether it is putting off grocery shopping until the point that the only thing to eat for dinner is that box of pasta sitting in the back of the cupboard, or spending your first 10 minutes of the morning talking to co-workers rather than diving into the long list of things you need to start; Everyone does it.

Although it is a completely normal thing to procrastinate, it also causes stress and anxiety that is completely unnecessary.

Luckily, there are ways to fight procrastination.

1. Be realistic.

Don't set yourself up for unrealistic goals that you won't be able to achieve. Set reasonable targets and goals that are achievable. Doing this will help improve drive, because it is possible to meet your goals.

2. Schedule and Plan

Agendas and lists scare most people away, but in reality they are extremely helpful in productivity. Organizing your time will ensure that you will have enough time to complete your tasks, as well as schedule an exact time to do it so you cant use the, "I'm way too busy today to think about that," excuse. There are even many scheduling apps you can download which will help organize your days/time.

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