Productive Procrastination Infographic
Did you know that productive procrastinating is one of the smartest things you do for yourself to stay on track? You can put off tasks intentionally as long as you procrastinate with a purpose. When you do this, procrastinating can actually help you meet your goals. This 9 Secrets to Productive Procrastination Infographic will teach you how to create productive procrastination instead of wasting your time!
Explore the Productive Procrastination Infographic to find your creative groove:
Chunk your time each day.
Setting blocks of time aside that are set ahead to complete essential tasks simplifies what you must do and creates needed boundaries.
Weekly brain dump and review.
When you dump all the stuff in your brain by writing it down, it makes it easy to ‘see’ what is on your mind causing you to feel overwhelmed.
Write out the path of repetitive tasks.
Start documenting how you do things. Writing (or mapping) your procedures and processes will help you organize and order how you do things. Externalizing the ‘how’ helps you start.
Repurpose, re-think, re-invent, and re-use your best stuff!
When you are stuck for new content, look backward and view your assets. As you sift through existing materials you’ll find new ways to express those ideas.
Create a net to capture and hold your ideas till you’re ready.
When you have a reliable place to capture and hold new ideas, it’s easy to pick right up where you left off and not lose too much time. A good capture system helps you remember things later.
Get motivated through movement.
Moving your body creates blood flow which shifts the hormones in your brain. When your brain is moving, your energy will shift allowing you to more easily start doing something new.
Get out and change your environment.
When you place yourself in a busy, kinetic environment (think coffee shop or airport) it tends to cancel out your inner distractions, allowing you to stay focused on a boring task.
Set milestone deadlines, game it, and reward yourself!
Looming deadlines motivate action. So does competition. Try setting deadlines or creative ways to reach mini-milestones. Promise yourself a creative reward when you reach the milestone.
Accountabili-buddies help you stay on track toward your goals.
It’s often easier to show up for someone else than generate self-driven action. So grab a buddy to help you get started and check in with them along the way.
When you’re not feeling that productivity flow, try these ways to productively procrastinate!