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December 13, 2011

New Year = Less Procrastinating

Ahhhh… the “P” word. I don’t think that anyone is unfamiliar with procrastinating. It is simply human nature, and quite possibly a law of nature. Procrastinating is so easy to do; especially with unpleasant tasks or those that seem too large to tackle.

A new year means new hope in tackling procrastination. The next time you are tempted to procrastinate, use Newton’s 1st law of motion: “A body at rest tends to stay at rest and a body in motion tends to stay in motion.”

Follow these steps to test if Newton’s law applies to procrastinating:

  1. Break the project into the smallest pieces you think you can handle.
  2. Set a time in the next 24 hours to work on the first “piece.”
  3. Make sure you complete the piece assigned, but allow yourself to work longer if the work is going smoothly.

Remember, a body in motion has a tendency to stay in motion. If you can get started, you may not be able to stop. Before you know it, you could end up being Positively Productive.

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