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7 Ways To Get Your Shit Done

Do you ever find yourself putting off that studying that you need to do for your big exam? Or maybe you have been trying to exercise more but just cant seem to get yourself motivated. Here are a few easy tips on how to overcome your procrastination.

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1. The Golden Rule: You can't extinguish a bad habit, you can only change it.

When an urge or craving to do your bad habit comes on, note where you are, who you are with, what you are doing, how you feel, and what time it is. Then try to figure out the reasoning behind your habit. Are you snacking because you are hungry or because you are bored?

2. Manage Your Time With The A B C D E Method

People tend to mis-prioritize the importance of their tasks and end up doing the least productive items on their to-do list, so start using your time more efficiently, such as planning out the events you will do for that day, and when.

3. Establish a simple and obvious cue and clearly define the rewards.

To start a new exercise habit, for example, put your running shoes and clothes at the foot of your bed to cue the running habit and then relish in the post-run endorphin rush while you shower (the rewards).

4. Use the SCIENCE Model

Use these 7 steps to help better your behavior and productivity; Stepladders, Community, Important, Easy, Neurohacks, Captivating, Engrained;

5. Single Handle Every Task

Once you start a task, make sure you fully complete that one before starting another to prevent yourself from getting overwhelmed, to also improve the outcome of your task.

6. Technological Time Sinks

If you are not using your technological device for communication to another person, or for your task that is at hand, then turn it off. Don’t allow yourself to become a slave to your device. This includes playing games or listening to music.

7. Consider the Consequences

Consider every thing that can go wrong from procrastinating, and use this to motivate yourself to not. Take a school exam for example. If you procrastinate studying, or don’t study at all,  you are more than likely to get a bad grade as well.

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