Putting Off Procrastination

Writer Douglas Adams, a notorious procrastinator, once said that he loved deadlines, "I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” Credit: The Daily Beast

Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and  a notorious procrastinator, once said that he loved deadlines: “I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” Credit: The Daily Beast

With the holidays fast approaching, there are so many distractions worthy of your attention. You may find it very difficult this week to check off those to-do-list items and stay on task. And yet (especially with the upcoming Studio holiday), there is no better time to hunker down and get that last bit of quality work done before your holiday plans begin. To help inspire us to stay on task, we turn to these 7 Tips for Battling Procrastination.

Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Set an alarm on your phone when you feel yourself slipping into an endless Internet-searching black hole. Allow yourself some time to peruse the latest on social media sites, but when the alarm goes off, make the commitment to get down to business.
  • Create a low-energy to-do list. Keeping a list of simple, easy-to-execute activities can help you feel productive when you hit a wall of procrastination. These tasks could include reading industry magazines or organizing folders on your desktop.
  • If that big project seems daunting, break it down into smaller tasks. Then, start chipping away at the little things. Before you know it, you’ll have made a dent in that project instead of a dent in the shows on your DVR.

If you still find yourself searching for every activity but the one you’re supposed to be doing, just know you’re not alone. Check out The Daily Beast’s list of famous procrastinators throughout history. You’re in good company.

Have any tips to fight off the urge to delay? Please share them below.

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