Friday, May 13, 2011
At the Legal Intelligencer blog, productivity consultant Neen James offers 10 tips on how to avoid procrastinating this summer. Here are three of my favorites:
Identify activities that tempt you to procrastinate. If there is something you don't enjoy, remind yourself that you know you have procrastinated in the past when this activity occurs; however, this time you will choose to be productive.
Invest 15 minutes. Dedicate 15 minutes for a task or activity. You will be able to create the to-do list, or write some notes or just do something -- one thing -- for 15 minutes.
Spend time 'debriefing' activities that make you procrastinate. Find out why you didn't want to do it or why you were distracted. Make a note to be aware of this the next time the activity occurs.