Procrastination

Want to Make 2018 the Best Year Yet? These 6 Habits Will Make Sure You Stick to Your Goals

Holding yourself accountable to your own goals is a superpower<p>When setting personal goals, we usually create self-imposed deadlines to manage our time spent working towards them. But because they're self-imposed (meaning there's no real consequence if we don't complete them, besides disappointment …

Self-improvement

James Clear: There are 7 minutes/day you need to master to be productive

When author, photographer, and weightlifter James Clear first started his blog he had a simple goal: write twice a week, every week, without fail. …

Productivity

How To Make Yourself Work When You Don’t Want To

<i>Originally published by Dr. Travis Bradberry on</i> <i>Talentsmart.com</i><i>.</i><p>Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they’re tired or …

Productivity

Being Labelled Lazy Is a Compliment

How often do you use ‘lazy’ as a word to describe yourself? We tend to label ourselves as lazy because our parents would call us this if we didn’t …

Productivity

A Quartz at Work Guide: How to stop procrastinating

To be human is to procrastinate.<p>Exceptions exist, but most of us can identify at least one area of our imperfect lives (whether it’s our health, home, work, or relationships), where, for no justifiable reason, we routinely delay doing <i>that thing</i> (or series of <i>small thingys</i>) that would improve the …

Productivity

How to get your procrastination under control

"I love deadlines," English author Douglas Adams once wrote. "I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by."<p>We've all had the experience of …

Psychology

The only way past is through it

In a recent interview with Gretchen Rubin of the Happiness Project, author Greer Hendricks hit the nail on the head when it comes to overcoming …

Personal Organizing

Simple Hacks To Help You Stick To Your New Habits

Creating new habits isn’t easy. The New Year starts, you’re all gung-ho about establishing some new habits to help you reach your goals, but just …

Self-help

Low on Motivation? 7 Psychological Hacks to Get Going

Studies show that the 'average' optimal time for a work-break split entails working for 52 minutes and breaking for 17.<p>Even the most passionate and motivated among us have off days. We wake up feeling detached from work, or groggy, frustrated or depressed, and we can’t get into the right mindset to …

Psychology

The Seinfeld Strategy: Could Jerry Seinfeld's secret of success stop you procrastinating?

Simple trick involving calendar and red pen helped to make comic a multimillionaire.<p>With a net worth of hundreds of millions of dollars and a …

Psychology

Why The 5-Second Rule Made Me Unstoppable And How It Will Do The Same For You.

What a massive few weeks. I discovered this life hack called “The 5-Second Rule.”<p>What a rollercoaster of a ride!<p>A simple definition of the 5 Second …

Tony Robbins

How to beat procrastination … now

Just do it.<p>Procrastination (from the Latin <i>procrastinare:</i> “pro” meaning forwards, and “crastinus” referring to the future), postponement, or deferral …

Productivity

How to stop procrastinating

Everyone has a dream they are putting off. How do you stop the procrastination that keeps you pushing what matters most off into the future?<p>We make …

Self Control

A New Way to Understand Procrastination

You’ve set yourself a goal for the week, and all you have to do is get started. However, just when you think you’re ready to dig into the task, …

Psychology

3 Simple Reasons Why Your New Habits Just Won't Stick

When it comes to change, we're our own worst enemy.<p>It's a time-honored tradition at the end of year to make lists of our New Year's resolutions - of all the ways we're planning on bettering ourselves in the upcoming year. But despite our best intentions, many of us struggle to actually follow …

Self-improvement

When A Team Member’s Not Performing, Have You Asked What’s Getting In The Way?

I’ve been working with a client who was feeling frustrated with a lack of progress in his career.<p>He found himself with no time to plan, lacked …

Productivity

The “Spell” of Procrastination: Specious Barriers and How to Conquer Them

Procrastination saves lives.<p>Until the discovery of penicillin, medical treatment killed more people than it saved. Procrastination helped us to …

Psychology

It Only Took This Instagram Co-Founder 1 Sentence to Provide the Perfect Cure for Procrastination

Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom uses this simple trick to avoid putting things off. And so can you.<p>Everyone at least occasionally puts things off. Everyone at least occasionally avoids doing things they need to do. Everyone, at some point, procrastinates.<p>And everyone who procrastinates <i>hates</i> the …

Psychology

The psychological origins of procrastination — and how we can stop putting things off

Truly understanding the reasons why procrastination happens takes looking at multiple variables<p>“I love deadlines,” English author Douglas Adams once wrote. “I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”<p>We’ve all had the experience of wanting to get a project done but putting it off for …

Psychology

8 Insanely Busy People Reveal the #1 Way They Stop Procrastinating

They wouldn’t put off reading this article, for one<p>Whether your procrastination is occasional or chronic, the effect is the same: You’re likely sabotaging yourself.<p>Maybe you’re dealing with zero-productivity workdays, so you spend Sunday nights scrambling to drain your overflowing email in-box. Or …

Psychology

Is There A Way Of Actually Conquering Procrastination?

What good are New Year's Resolutions if you put them off until 2019?<p>In addition to oversleeping and working lifelessly through the last of the Quality Street like oral sex on a hangover, procrastination is January’s definitive characteristic. You probably woke up on Monday with a sore head, a …

Productivity

Read This Article Before You Conquer Procrastination

What good are New Year's Resolutions if you put them off until 2019?<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i>.<p>In addition to oversleeping and working lifelessly through the last of the Quality Street chocolates like oral sex on a hangover, procrastination is January’s definitive characteristic. …

Productivity

To Change Your Life, Consider the Easy Route

Change is hard. Everybody knows that. So we head into our New Year’s resolutions with our teeth gritted, determined to battle our way to success. …

Fashion

5 Proven Ways to Be More Productive

Want to know how to be productive? Create goals, make a plan and execute. We all know this is a good idea… and it never, ever seems to work.<p>It’s like …

Psychology

The science of keeping your New Year’s resolution

Old habits die hard, and that’s particularly true of bad habits.<p>New Year’s resolutions, derided though they often are, present a big opportunity for self-improvement, according to research on human behavior. On New Year’s, we look back on past failures to change and feel an uncommon surge of …

4 Ways to Make Yourself More Productive, According to an Expert

Ever needed to be productive… but you just don’t <i>feel</i> like it? And you literally end up negotiating with yourself in order to get things done?<p>I end up …

Psychology

In 2018, don't be afraid to embrace your inner procrastinator

<i>Clinical psychologist, professor and author in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her most recent book is</i> What Motivates Getting Things Done: Procrastination, Emotions, and Success<i>.</i><p>As the year draws to a close, we often take this time to reflect on our behaviour and consider what we want to change. Those …

Psychology

What Is Procrastination & How Can We Solve It? An Introduction by One of the World’s Leading Procrastination Experts

I don’t know about you, but my tendency to procrastinate feels like a character flaw. And yet, no amount of moralizing with myself makes any …

Culture

The Power of an Oath

A Torah scroll. Photo: RabbiSacks.orgOver the past few decades, a new area of psychological research has emerged that has changed the way that …

Psychology

Jerry Seinfeld's Secret to Being More Productive and Healthier, In Just 4 Words

In just 4 simple and straight-forward words, Jerry Seinfeld breaks down the key to better health and productivity.<p>Whether you're looking to improve your health, wealth, creativity, or transform your year-- Jerry Seinfeld's rise as a comedian can provide a valuable blueprint to achieving your …

Psychology