Join Brenda Bailey-Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Reason: Dread the project, part of Overcoming Procrastination.
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The most common reason for procrastinating is that we…just dread the job that’s in front of us.…You hate it.…You know it needs to get done, but you just don't want to do it.…What strategies can possibly help us get past that?…Well I know at least three.…First, try rewarding yourself. For accomplishing the task.…if you get a little bit of the task done.…Give yourself a little reward. Do a big…chunk on the task, bigger reward.…This strategy works so well for making the breakthrough on procrastination.…
Because, the end result is you get the…prize, the treat, the reward you give yourself.…And the double bonus of feeling that sense of satisfaction…that a part or all of this job is done.…A second strategy is called the ten minute promise.…You decide you will work on that task for at least ten minutes.…Set a timer.…At the end of the time, when that timer beeps.…You can be done.…But first ask yourself, are you still really…hating the job as much as you thought?…What often happens is once we kind of get the ball rolling,…
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