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overcome procrastination by flipping procrastination triggers on their heads


An unattractive task can have one or all of the following attributes:

  • Boring
  • Frustrating
  • Difficult
  • Unstructured or ambiguous
  • Lacking in personal meaning
  • Lacking in intrinsic rewards (not fun or rewarding)

The more unappealing a task is i.e. the more of these attributes it has, the more likely you are to procrastinate.

To overcome procrastination when working on something, consider which of these attributes the task has and think about how you could reverse them.

If a task is:

Another good example is How to overcome Parkinson’s Law.

Source: {b} The Productivity Project

Related Topics: Productivity

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