Procrastination

21 March 2017

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Nobody is Perfect – if you focus on one piece of work endlessly, the result will be too much time spent producing an over-scrutinised document.  Set yourself clear timescales and put your name on it when you are satisfied it meets what is required.

Eureka Moments – quite often it is easier to come up with new ideas or perspectives if you don’t think about the same project for too long.  Take a break and work on something else to re-focus your mind.

Step Away From the Desk – everyone needs to take a break and especially those working with DSE all day.  Taking five or ten minutes to stretch your legs and grab a coffee will reduce eye strain and risk of repetitive strain injury.

Plan to Procrastinate – it’s important to have your day and week scheduled, having diarised tasks and allotted period to work on projects can help.  Planning should not take too long and certainly shouldn’t result in having no time to actually work.

Procrastinating Distractions – having the right working environment to suit your own space to concentrate in can be challenging.  For open plan offices, this is particularly difficult with too much noise, conversations and telephones ringing.  Control your own workstation, making it as comfortable as possible to help focus.

Stop Procrastinating, Start Working – one of the hardest things to do is actually get the task you are procrastinating about started.  Most people find that once started, it’s easy to keep going.