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Most people think that procrastination is based in laziness, but really it’s just a misplacement of your priorities. Would you rather catch up on Game of Thrones, or work on spreadsheet? These tips from Shannon Mouton Gray, Director of Marketing and Digital Media at McKinney & Associates, will keep you focused on accomplishing your goals.
Identify the tasks you put off most often and
then do them every day.
They will become habits and you will be able
to work them into your routine, rather than
Get it done early
Address your most dreaded task first thing in
Do it and enjoy the fact you have completed
the task for the rest of the day.
Use your internal clock
Schedule the task during the time in the day
when your energy is highest.
If you typically hit a mid-afternoon slump,
you’re not likely to tackle a much dreaded
Eat an elephant
Sometimes you have to break a very large
project into smaller pieces.
As you complete each piece, you’ll be closer
to achieving the goal.
Set realistic deadlines.
Go, do, be
“The secret of getting ahead is getting
started,” said Mark Twain.
Once you begin, your momentum will help
you keep going until the job is done.
Always reward yourself for completing a to-do
Treat yourself to a nice lunch, go for a walk,
and celebrate with others if it was an
especially large project.
To learn more about McKinney & Associates, visit www.mckpr.com
McKinney & Associates was founded in 1990 with a commitment to
social justice that has prevailed for nearly 25 years. From the beginning,
McKinney has passionately and skillfully practiced public relations with a
conscience for local, national and international organizations.