Free: Procrastination Fighting Techniques
Oh, golly. I've been procrastinating for weeks putting this together, so it's time to take the advice of experts and get it done.
One of the things about putting off things is that we do so for a number of DIFFERENT reasons. Sometimes we procrastinate because we hate doing certain things. Sometimes it's not that we hate an activity, but that there are OTHER things we'd much rather be doing. Or, maybe we're just lazy for a time -- it happens.
The problem is that some things have serious consequences if you delay. Filing income tax is one, or doing other paperwork where there are penalties if you don't act before the due date. Or letting home repairs lapse can bring about a) an overwhelming accumulation of tasks such that it's easy to feel it's pointless to even start, and b) result in slow decay and loss of property value.
In any event, we all do it sometimes, and fortunately, there's lots of advice, and techniques to overcome what is an almost universal bad habit.
Procrastination Fighting Ebooks and Guides
I've pulled together a number of FREE ebooks and publications that you may find useful in developing an anti-procrastination strategy and creating new "get it done" habits.
Below you'll find brief descriptions and images. To download your copy, click on the relevant link(s), and you'll be asked to register, so you can receive the direct link to download the ebook. You only need to register once.
Feel free to take advantage of as many of these free publications as you care to, and browse the entire catalog.
Successful productivity makes you more efficient and effective with your time and energy.
If you occasionally feel out of control, are unable to focus or prioritize, lack the work/life balance you want, or notice that you’re often too tactical vs. strategic, these tips are for you.
In this book by Matt Heinz, you’ll find specific things you can start doing right away to take back more time and increase your work/life balance including:
- Tips to Make Yourself Efficient Right Now
- Beating Procrastination
- Achieve "Inbox Zero" in 60 Minutes Or Less
- Ways to Tackle The Biggest Time Waster In Your Business
- And Much More!
People with talent and ability often throw everything away because they cannot—or, more correctly, will not—make themselves finish projects on time, tackle unpleasant tasks, set a schedule, make a list or use any of the dozen routine systems that average professionals employ to get their jobs done reasonably well and on time.
Almost everyone is guilty of procrastination occasionally. High priority tasks are usually difficult or time consuming and it is often easier to find straightforward, less important tasks to do instead.
In this book you will learn:
- The psychological basis of procrastination and why it is so difficult to overcome.
- Why quick fix solutions to this problem never work.
- To identify the seven triggers that cause people to put off important tasks.
- To isolate the origin of procrastination on a case-by-case basis.
- Practical and useable tactics to beat this productivity killer.
Chapter 1 - Stop Procrastinating
Chapter 2 - Symptoms of Procrastination
Chapter 3 - Why People Procrastinate
Chapter 4 - Dealing with Boring or Pointless Tasks
Chapter 5 - Dealing With Tasks Involving Confrontation
Chapter 6 - Tasks You Resent Being Given
Chapter 7 - Tasks That Appear Overwhelming
Chapter 8 - Tasks You Don't Know How to Begin
Chapter 9 - Tasks You Are Afraid of Completing
Chapter 10 - Lack of Motivation
Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time (A 43 Page Excerpt)
There just isn't enough time for everything on our "to do" list--and there never will be. Successful people don't try to do everything. They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure they get done.
There's an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing that it's probably the worst thing you'll do all day. Using "eat that frog" as a metaphor for tackling the most challenging task of your day--the one you are most likely to procrastinate on, but also probably the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life--Eat That Frog! shows you how to zero in on critical tasks and organize each day. You'll not only get more done faster but get the right things done.
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