We generally say that we have a reason to procrastinate, and when it’s something that we either don’t want to do or find boring or unpleasant, we can think of millions of things that we’d rather be doing. Hands up if you’re guilty? I know I definitely am. Did you know though, that there are two types of procrastination, and the reason you procrastinate might not be what you think it is?!
What if I told you that taking just a little bit of time before your week starts to actually plan your week could massively increase your productivity? You may call me crazy, but it’s true! Whether you do it on a Friday afternoon or a Sunday night, 10 mins to half an hour is all you really need to give your productivity the spur it needs on a Monday morning.
You may like doing certain tasks for your business, or you may find them stressful and time-consuming. Either way, it’s a good idea to take stock of all of the tasks and activities that you do to see which ones are actually the most valuable to you in terms of monetary value. Which ones contribute to helping you achieve your business goals?
How many hours of your day do you find yourself sucked into the social media world? You think you’ll just have a quick browse on Facebook, then LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube…and before you know it you’ve lost an hour or two. It’s so easy to do and keeping your social media open when you’re working just means that every time you get a notification, you feel compelled to read it – just in case! So how can you stop procrastinating and spend your time more productively?