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4 Easy Steps to Stop Procrastination

      Are you a victim of procrastination? Do you often find yourself
unable to meet deadlines because you spent too much time in front of
the TV, cooking or even sleeping? Well, I was exactly like that just a
few years ago. But, that’s now Past. These days, I can set goals and
achieve them easily without any complaints. And you can do the same.
Here’s a few tips to get you started.

1. Plan your daily must-do activities. Draw up a to-do list; preferably,
write it down on paper; or, use a computer if you prefer. And, include
all the MUST do’s in your list. These are things that must be done
today. Period.

2. Prioritize the activities, the more important ones taking precedence
over the less important. If there are urgent things to do, but not
important enough to be worried about if not done, put them below the
important ones. The idea is based on the established principle that
80% of rewards come             from 20% of effort directed towards
accomplishing important work.

3. Start working: Even if the deadline is 5 days from now or a month
from now, starting out on an important project will help you avoid
stress and do it well. When you start a major project just the day of
the deadline, you are bound to stress out and leave out important
points. Get in the habit of starting things before the deadline.

4. Start working bit by bit. Things may seem like huge mountains at
first but it is important to stay calm. Just start working on the project
or task on hand and don’t worry about getting it perfect. You still have
a lot of time to iron out the details. Remember to start well before the
deadline so you can focus on finishing the task and then ironing out
the details. Trying to get everything right on first attempt is the best
excuse used by procrastinators!

       Procrastination is a deadly disease and it not only kills
motivation but also your chances of success. Stop procrastinating right
now and start achieving your goals. You can learn more about getting
rid of procrastination and how to manage your time to achieve all your
goals by visiting www.managemytimenow.com
5 Tips to manage your time effectively.

      Time is the most powerful currency of the 21st century. And this
powerful currency demands much of our attention. Unfortunately,
most people never make use of this remarkable resource we have –
our time. Here’s some tips to help you make the most of your time
every single day:


       1.Break down large tasks into smaller ones: We all know the
feeling of staring at a new complicated project feeling overwhelmed
and wishing we were anywhere but here. But, even complicated tasks
are not impossible to handle. In fact, most tasks become unbelievably
trivial once we break them down into small pieces. Get into the habit
of breaking down your tasks into small ones and tackling each
individual part one at a time. This will help you stay calm as well as it
will help you accomplish your goals without the urge to procrastinate.

       2.Get rid of unproductive routine tasks: This included getting up
each morning and checking your email. Do not start your day on
somebody else’s agenda. Get out there, take some time to focus on
the goals for the day and then start working on them. Do routine tasks
during slow times of the day. For example, check your emails right
after lunch.

      3.Look at your habits to see if they could be changed, maybe
you could do certain things different ways and save yourself some time
in the process.

      4.Evaluate yourself to determine if you are a morning person or
night person and organize tasks to use whatever time suits you best. I
am usually the most productive at night or after 10 AM and that is
exactly why I work on my most important goals during those hours. 2
hours of focused work is far more valuable than 10 hours of unfocused
work.


     5.Learn to say the word “no”: One of the biggest secrets of
success is leadership. You need to be able to become a leader and say
NO when someone asks you for a favor that can take considerable
amount of highly productive time from you.
      You need to be very cautious about where and how you spend
your time. Time is the most precious resource you have and you need
to stop wasting it and start treating it like gold.


      To learn how you can take control of your time and use it to
achieve your goals, visit www.managemytimenow.com