Coming to terms with procrastination and becoming productive
March 20, 2014 11:39 AM Subscribe
How did you kick procrastination and become productive? What was your process? I've been in denial of my low productivity for years and I want to fix it.
posted by suburbs to Grab Bag (12 answers total) 99 users marked this as a favorite
I used to think I was good at productivity and focus. After looking at some data and facing the excuses I make, I realized that I've been in denial of my low productivity for years, and I actually get distracted easily, don't focus that well, and procrastinate a lot. For others who have gone through this: What did you do? Did you gradually work up to it, or did you go cold turkey and changed things all at once?
This is tough to face, but I think I can get through it. This is a good first step and I'm reading up on stuff like the Pomodoro technique. I didn't think I had to use stuff like that but turns out I do.
I look at Reddit. I read news. I go on Facebook and click around for half an hour. When I do work I'm not that focused. I leave work to the last minute. Even when I try to plan ahead I don't really do the work that well.
How did you recognize this and fix it?