Procrastination busting

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Are you the master of putting things off? Here are a few tips to enable you to tackle your procrastination and get more productive.

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  • The UK works the 3 rd longest hours in Europe – behind Austria and Greece 42.7 hours More than 4 million work more than 48 hours a week. 1 in 6 work 60 hours or more and over 5 million work 7 hours unpaid overtime.
  • The UK works the 3 rd longest hours in Europe – behind Austria and Greece 42.7 hours More than 4 million work more than 48 hours a week. 1 in 6 work 60 hours or more and over 5 million work 7 hours unpaid overtime.
  • The UK works the 3 rd longest hours in Europe – behind Austria and Greece 42.7 hours More than 4 million work more than 48 hours a week. 1 in 6 work 60 hours or more and over 5 million work 7 hours unpaid overtime.
  • The UK works the 3 rd longest hours in Europe – behind Austria and Greece 42.7 hours More than 4 million work more than 48 hours a week. 1 in 6 work 60 hours or more and over 5 million work 7 hours unpaid overtime.
  • The UK works the 3 rd longest hours in Europe – behind Austria and Greece 42.7 hours More than 4 million work more than 48 hours a week. 1 in 6 work 60 hours or more and over 5 million work 7 hours unpaid overtime.
  • The UK works the 3 rd longest hours in Europe – behind Austria and Greece 42.7 hours More than 4 million work more than 48 hours a week. 1 in 6 work 60 hours or more and over 5 million work 7 hours unpaid overtime.
  • The UK works the 3 rd longest hours in Europe – behind Austria and Greece 42.7 hours More than 4 million work more than 48 hours a week. 1 in 6 work 60 hours or more and over 5 million work 7 hours unpaid overtime.
  • Exercise : Goal setting with a buddy or colleague More interesting and engaging Supports the thinking process Increases the likelihood of achieving your goals What do you want to improve or change? What would success look/feel like? Outline what resources and support you need. Set regular review dates
  • Exercise : Goal setting with a buddy or colleague More interesting and engaging Supports the thinking process Increases the likelihood of achieving your goals What do you want to improve or change? What would success look/feel like? Outline what resources and support you need. Set regular review dates
  • Getting back in control Understanding the root of the problem
  • The UK works the 3 rd longest hours in Europe – behind Austria and Greece 42.7 hours More than 4 million work more than 48 hours a week. 1 in 6 work 60 hours or more and over 5 million work 7 hours unpaid overtime.
  • Ex: Take a few minutes to write down what actions you’ll take as a result of this session.
  • Procrastination busting

    1. 1. Procrastination Busting
    2. 2. Procrastination Busting• What is procrastination?• It’s a habit• We all do it• The reasons we do it• Why it can be good• Top 3 strategies• Procrastination busting tips
    3. 3. Signs• Leaving things to the last minute• Busy being busy (avoidance)• “I’ll do it tomorrow”• Hope it will go away• Put off making a decision• Put off important tasks• Wasting time
    4. 4. Worksheet• What do you procrastinate about?[Column 1][Email me for your copy of the Procrastinationworksheet: info@clareevans.co.uk]
    5. 5. Consequences• Lost opportunities• Wasted time and effort• Financial• Stress• Guilt
    6. 6. Worksheet• What are the consequences• Financial• Physical• Emotional[Column 2]
    7. 7. Reasons• Lack of motivation• Boredom• Skill (lack of)• Overwhelm• Poor time management
    8. 8. Reasons• Personal problems• Self-doubt• Fear• Distractions• Perfectionism
    9. 9. Worksheet• What are your main reasons?• What are you putting off?[Page 2]
    10. 10. Benefit?• What is it?• Positive• Negative
    11. 11. Worksheet• What is the benefit?[Page 2 - Column 1 & 2]
    12. 12. Good procrastination• It’s not all bad• Lack of information• Making a decision
    13. 13. 3 Key Strategies• Plan• Prioritise• Organise
    14. 14. Plan, Plan, Plan• Objectives, Outcomes, Goals• S.M.A.R.T.• Focus• Daily• One diary• Chunking
    15. 15. Prioritise• To Do Lists• Specific• Realistic• Urgent vs Important• Crisis• Quality• Reactive• Time Wasters
    16. 16. Organise• Write it down• Time slots• Chunking• Break it down• Delegate• Gadgets & Gizmos
    17. 17. Procrastination Busters• Eat an elephant• Break it down• One step at a time• Do It NOW!• Delegate• Rewards
    18. 18. Worksheet• What steps do you need to take?[Page 2 - list out your tasks]
    19. 19. What Now?• Take time to create new habits• Create an action plan• Review your progress, results• Acknowledge, clarify, adjust• Resolve outstanding issues
    20. 20. For You ...• Download the Time Audit• Check your current time habits• Free feedback on your results
    21. 21. Questions????Please get in touch if you have any questions
    22. 22. Thank youEmail: info@clareevans.co.ukPhone: 01273 588297Website: www.clareevans.co.ukTwitter: @clareevansFind me on LinkedInRead my Blog

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