13 Tips to Beat Procrastination and Get Things Done – BioTrust Radio #48

Written by Tim Skwiat and Shawn Wells

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Do you struggle with putting off or altogether avoiding things you know you should and need to do? Join the club. None of us is immune to the strongholds of procrastination, which can crush dreams, goals, and careers. If you procrastinate — or know someone who does — you’re going to want to tune into this episode of BioTrust Radio where we reveal 13 of our top tips to beat procrastination so you can live the life you’re meant to live. Enjoy!

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“Procrastination kills dreams, and it’s the number one reason people fail to achieve their goals. It’s time to take action and put an end to procrastination for good!” – Chalene Johnson

In this episode of BioTrust Radio, Shawn and Tim talk about getting things done, and thanks to a dynamic duo of assists from J.D. Roth (Getting to Now) and Chalene Johnson (Overcoming Procrastination), they share more than a dozen tips to beat procrastination:

  • Tip #1 to Beat Procrastination: Schedule blocks of time to get things done.
  • Tip # 2 to Beat Procrastination: If it comes to mind, then do it. Don’t put off to tomorrow what you can do today.
  • Tip #3 to Beat Procrastination: Use a timer to block off your time and as a reality check to make sure you’re doing what you are supposed to be doing.
  • Tip # 4 to Beat Procrastination: Do not multi-task.
  • Tip # 5 to Beat Procrastination: Modify your environment to limit your distractions.
  • Tip # 6 to Beat Procrastination: Live with intention by setting priorities.
  • Tip # 7 to Beat Procrastination: Keep yourself accountable by telling others to keep you accountable.
  • Tip # 8 to Beat Procrastination: Identify detours including your personal “destination procrastination.”
  • Tip # 9 to Beat Procrastination: Know that there’s more than one way to reach your goal.
  • Tip # 10 to Beat Procrastination: Set your “destination fixation” on the positives — not the negatives.
  • Tip # 11 to Beat Procrastination: Fill your tank with people and things that energize you and lift you up.
  • Tip # 12 to Beat Procrastination: Use technology to your advantage.
  • Tip # 13 to Beat Procrastination: Adopt a “right now” attitude.

We’ll discuss these ways to beat procrastination and much, much more! And how about you? Do you struggle with procrastination? How has it affected you? How do you deal with it?

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