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Fight Procrastination Day

Putting things off -- we've all been guilty of it. You don't like doing the job at hand, the task seems OVERWHELMING, you're a perfectionist, you don't know where to begin, the job seems scary, you are afraid of failing -- there are lots of reasons for PROCRASTINATING. You can't make yourself do something you hate, but you can learn not to hate the job quite as much. Overcoming procrastination is less about developing will-power, and more about creating an environment that is CONDUCIVE to completing the task at hand. So let's take a moment this month to look at some ways you can curb your tendency to procrastinate.

Some Practical Organizing Tips...

Break tasks into small pieces. Make a list of STEPS you will need to take to reach your goal. Then tackle one task at a time, until you've finished the list. It's easier to motivate yourself to work on several small jobs rather than one huge task.
Start your day with the task that you procrastinate WORST on. Whatever you normally hate to do -- make sales calls, clean the kitchen, work on your monthly report -- get it out of the way first thing in the morning. Then the rest of the day is a breeze.
Commit to spend just 15 MINUTES a day working on the task at hand -- set a timer so you know when it's over. You will be amazed at how much you can get done in 15 minutes -- and you'll probably work even longer on your project, once you get started.

Do-It-Yourself Solutions...

Get Organized Newsletter
Check out past issues for tips on overcoming procrastination

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Follow the links for tips on managing your time better at home

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Follow the links for tips on protecting your time at work

Organizers Toolbox
Checklists and tip sheets to help you better use your time

What Is Your Time Worth?
Find out how much of your time is wasted by disorganization

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Take this quick quiz to see if your life needs a little help

Do You Need To Get Organized At Work?
Take this quick quiz to see if you need some time management help at work

What Are You Doing To Get Organized?
Share your time management strategies and techniques with others like you

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Useful Website Links...

10 Easy Ways To Stop Procrastinating
Stop procrastination by shifting your focus towards concentrating on results

5 Strategies To Putting Off Putting Off
A list of reasons why we put things off and solutions for ending this bad habit

Design Your Own Anti-Procrastination Plan
Steps you can take to confront and change your own tendencies to procrastinate

Fight Procrastination Day E Cards
Have a little fun while tearing through some of your to-do list

Getting Back To Work: A Personal Productivity Toolkit
An intriguing essay on the inherent battles over procrastination and work flow

Gotta Get My Stuff Done
Humorous animated video shows what happens when getting your stuff done

How To Stop Procrastinating
Understand how emotions, skills, thoughts, and attitudes feed procrastination

Motivational Magic
Offers inspirational e-cards, motivational ebooks, and an interactive chatroom with a motivational coach.

Procrastination Help
Links for advice, articles, research, self-tests and quotes about procrastination

Procrastination Self-Test
Find out why you procrastinate and how serious the situation really is

Putting A Stop To Putting It Off
Identify the causes of procrastination and learn management techniques

Seven Day Procrastination Plan
Use these 7 day-of-the-week strategies to help you eliminate procrastination

Structured Procrastination
An innovative approach to making procrastination a positive experience

The Procrastinator's Creed
A humorous look at the doctrine of those who postpone

Top Ten Things To Know About Procrastination
Things you need to know to keep procrastination from hindering your success

Win The War Against Procrastination
Some down-to-earth suggestions for ending your battles with yourself

Your Procrastination Worksheet
Six typical reasons why people procrastinate and effective solutions for each

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