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  1. 1. HOW TO OVERCOME PROCRASTINATION Useful tips to leave procrastination behind…
  2. 2. <ul><li>The procrastinator … </li></ul><ul><li>Is often optimistic about his/her ability to complete a task on time. </li></ul><ul><li>Usually gets poor results out of his activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Might be an stubborn person who rejects to accept rules such as deadlines. </li></ul><ul><li>Uses pressure of time to cope with his/her work. </li></ul>Are you a procrastinator ?
  3. 4. <ul><li>Poor distinction between urgency and priority: As soon as you get a lot of tasks piled up you are forced to drop current tasks to attend to the urgent ones. </li></ul><ul><li>Distractibility: Procrastinators leave tasks unattended because &quot;something else came up&quot;. They usually prefer to do comfortable tasks rather than urgent or important ones. </li></ul>Why do you procrastinate?
  4. 5. <ul><li>Forgetfulness: Procrastinators tend to forget what they have to do and that´s why they do not do it on time. </li></ul><ul><li>Fear: Usually, when people feel incapable to perform a task, they avoid doing it or they wait for its expiration so that it no longer has to be dealt with . </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Perfectionism: Perfectionists tend to have the intense desire to jump in and do things by their selves because others just can't do it right; they believe that they shouldn't even start on something if they can't do it well. Each of these characteristics &quot;drives&quot; the perfectionist to procrastinate. </li></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>It is important that you break down big tasks into shorter ones. This will give greater sense of progressing towards completion . </li></ul><ul><li>It is necessary that you set reasonable deadlines by your self. </li></ul>How to get rid of it…
  7. 9. <ul><li>PNL suggests that you think and feel the stress that causes not doing your chores on time. </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>It is essential that the procrastinator have a to do list. It helps him visualize how much work he has to do and also gives him the satisfaction of checking as done a completed job. </li></ul><ul><li>Expert Marti C. recommends that people start with the most difficult tasks first, so that each upcoming job will seem easier and you will feel compelled to pick it up. </li></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>Psychology experts insist that procrastinate people not make extremely high expectations about their job and realize that there aren’t perfect things. </li></ul>
  10. 12. <ul><li>It is essential that people force them selves to concentrate on what they’re doing and learn how to say no to your self and other who come up with a better plan than doing chores. </li></ul>