Have you ever just sat down, powered up your computer, gotten on the Internet, and just not gotten ANYTHING done? I know I sure have. In fact I still do sometimes. It’s almost a modern-day stress reliever. I really think that browsing the Internet has become this generation’s pastime.
Just think about it. How often do you get on Netflix and binge watch your favorite show? Probably at least once a week. How often do you get on Facebook and scroll through your News Feed? Probably a lot more than you think. Because of the invention of the Internet, distracting ourselves from actually getting work done has become that much easier.
It’s a fact that almost everyone procrastinates on a level that they’re probably not comfortable with, but simply can’t stop. Why does this happen? I think it’s because so easy and leisurely to do so. So is there a way to stop procrastinating and ACTUALLY get stuff done?
Yes. There are actually multiple ways that you can stop procrastinating, but they all take practice. You might be rolling you eyes, but if you practice productivity, it will become habit, and eventually you’ll HATE the idea of procrastination.
- Get rid of all of your distractions
That means Facebook, Netflix, your smart phone, or anything else that keeps you from getting your work done. It’s so easy to get on Facebook or start watching a Netflix show, and before you realize it 1 hour has passes by. Whatever way you see fit, don’t allow yourself to give in to the the leisure of distractions.
2. Practice time management
Make sure that keep track of the time. It’s important that you don’t get distracted while you’re working, but you can also actually focus too much on your work. When you’re writing an essay, two hours may pass in the blink of an eye and before you know it, you’ve missed out on previous plans that you made. Keep track of the time, whether it’s a clock or a watch. Remember – time is the most valuable asset in the universe.
3. Take breaks
It’s almost impossible to work for 4 hours straight without taking a break, unless you name is Steve Jobs or Elon Musk. Don’t get me wrong, it’s important to make sure that you get your work done on time, but it’s also important that you don’t overwork yourself. Take 15 minutes to 20 minutes for every 2 hours that you work to allow yourself a few distractions. After doing so, make sure you get straight back to work though. By practicing this method, you’ll find that your work productivity will increase tenfold.
These 3 methods are only a few of the ways that I practice time management and productivity. If you’d be interested in reading into more ways that I practice time management and productivity, leave a comment below.
To Your Success,