Procrastination is the act of putting off our tasks until tomorrow. We've all done it before for the tasks for which we have no motivation: paperwork, housework or some homework for students. It is clear that some people procrastinate out of laziness, but sometimes it also happens to procrastinate out of fear of failing, because the action or the task takes us out of our comfort zone.
It is for this reason that OneGum gives you all its tips to avoid procrastinating. For starters, read this article now, not tomorrow!
If your day is organized, you will be conditioned to perform certain tasks. Do a task that you enjoy less first and then finish with the one that you enjoy the most, this will motivate you to do the first quickly and efficiently to move on to the next.
2. Reduce distractions
Social networks and our mobile phone in general take up a lot of our time. We always have something more interesting to do on our phone than cleaning for example. This is why you need to set limits, use your phone on your break times and not when you have planned on your schedule (see advice above).
3. Delegate and get help
For the control freak (person who always wants to keep control), try to delegate tasks, know that you can't do everything on your own and that you will save your energy asking for help to do certain tasks, or even delegate to competent people who will be able to do things faster than you, because they will already have the required knowledge. This will give you more energy to relax.
4. The 5 second rule
It was invented by Mel Robbins (an American speaker on motivation and inspiration).
This rule advises, when you are unmotivated, when you find it difficult to take action, when you procrastinate, to count backwards from 5 to zero, and to put yourself physically and literally into action by saying the " zero ".
Five, four, three, two, one, zero.
It's a rule that may seem super basic (not to say stupid), but give it a try and you'll see how effective it is.
Sometimes it's better to stop to start again. Your brain is not a machine, it needs to take the time to store all the information given to it and process it. A break of 5 to 10 minutes every 2 hours is enough to make you let go and resume your activity calmly, with motivation and efficiency.
After our advice, you will no longer procrastinate! And if we can give you a little extra tip, to combine with tip number 5: during your break, chew OneGum chewing gum! In addition to the benefits of a classic chewing gum, i.e. improved concentration, our OneGum will give you a real boost in 5 minutes!