You know how it goes. You’re sitting at your desk, staring blankly at that thing that you just don’t want to do, and that little, innocent thought creeps into your head: What if I just did this tomorrow?
While in many cases you probably can put it off, that doesn’t mean you should. Procrastination puts you behind in your productivity and stresses you out down the road—even if it does make your life easier right now.
This week, we’re helping you out with some of the best articles from around the web on how to stop procrastinating (or at least how to make it work in your favor).
- Start out by reading this basic guide on why we procrastinate—and how to cut it out! (Greatist)
- Check out these scientifically-backed procrastination antidotes. (Bidsketch)
- If you’re a chronic procrastinator, know that you’re not alone—check out this advice for getting past the problem. (POPSUGAR)
- Try using one of these three types of “work dashes” to power through the work you’ve been avoiding. (43 Folders)
- Procrastination isn’t always a bad thing. In fact, there can be some benefits to putting off your work. (Work Awesome)
- Instead of trying to change your procrastinating ways, you might try structured procrastination as a way of still being productive. (99U)
- If all else fails, some inspirational quotes might help you get up and get going. (Daring to Live Fully)
- Now, with all this knowledge in tow, get ready to kick your procrastination problem this weekend! (Lifehacker)
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