Practical Ways to Avoid Procrastination

December 29, 2021

At one point or another, we all put off completing a project or a task due to feeling overwhelmed, lack of organisation, or we bit off more than we could chew. Although you have been the victim of procrastination, there is no need to remain one of its prisoners. There are practical ways to avoid procrastination and accomplish tasks and meet deadlines.

Get Organised

You are less likely to feel overwhelmed and procrastinate if you create a plan to complete tasks. For example, your plan may include the project’s deadline, what the project involves, in addition to the estimated time needed to complete the project. Refer to your created plan and set reminders to ensure you stay on track.

Eliminate Distractions

Distractions show up in many ways and as disguises. First, discover what distracts you and what constantly pulls you away from completing your tasks or goals set for daily completion. After you have identified the distractions, eliminate them to facilitate a higher level of productivity.


Prioritise your work by the received dates, level of importance, deadlines’ date, the estimated completion time, and the volume of work required to complete the tasks and projects. You can designate a time to daily check and respond to emails.

Set Goals

Set daily and weekly goals to include your desired outcomes. Next, determine what is keeping you from accomplishing your goals. Finally, implement the required changes needed to achieve your goals successfully.

Seek out Someone Who Has Already Achieved The Outcome

Identify someone in the organisation who has “been there and done that.” There are persons in your organisation who are willing to help. Seek out such persons for guidance. Ensure you research the project before approaching someone for advice to avoid appearing lazy or a bother.

bottom line

You feel a sense of accomplishment and pride when you complete tasks and projects on time. Do not allow procrastination, one of productivity’s worst enemies, to rob you of this gratification. Thankfully, you can avoid procrastination when you engage the practical steps mentioned.

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