How to cure someday syndrome. Edit Article Edited by Flickety, Krystle, Eric, WikiBunny and 7 others Someday Syndrome: not doing what you want to because you don’t know what it is, probably because you’re procrastinating about it, or because you have too much stuff getting in your way.
Everyone suffers from Someday Syndrome at some point in their lives, often catching it repeatedly. You probably have something similar going on in your life – a project, a task, a goal – that you just haven’t got around to doing yet, right? It would be easy to quote Nike and say: Just Do It, but if it were that simple Someday Syndrome wouldn’t exist. Ad Steps 1Be you. 12Don’t stop at the easy point. Tips Another way to cure the Someday Syndrome is to breathe. How to save time for busy people. Your lives are always busy, I’m sure, but the holidays always seem to add even more craziness to everyone’s schedule.
Christmas parties with family, friends and co-workers, gift shopping, decorating, Christmas pageants, caroling, bell-ringing, snow shoveling (unless you live on Guam like I do), making cookies, baking turkeys, and all the rest. It’s enough to make you want to give up! But it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. If you’re a busy person (and who isn’t these days?) , I’ve compiled some of my favorite time-saving tips — things I use in my daily life that I’ve found to work wonders for freeing up the schedule. Why use these tips? Tips for Work. 4 task list antipatterns. The software development world has the concept of the antipattern – a code structure that one commonly finds in failing software.
Antipatterns are worth studying because they help us learn from our mistakes (or, even better, from other people’s mistakes). But antipatterns are not confined to software alone. Stare at any activity deeply enough and you’ll find that some people are more successful with it than others. Take the humble task list, for instance, much beloved of web workers. Almost all of us have one, and yet it’s undeniable that for some people the task list is a vital and useful tool, while for others it’s a sea of forgotten notes and a waste of time. 2. 3. 4.
What other task list antipatterns have you overcome in your own life? Can you sacrifice temporary pleasure for longterm goals? We know what we need to do to reach our goals. But we still aren’t doing it. We’re checking our email 50 times a day. We’re browsing the web without any particular purpose. How to tackle dreaded tasks. 20 Procrastination Hacks. This post was written by Leo Babauta of ZenHabits.net I’m going to take a wild leap and suggest that procrastination is a problem that plagues even the best of us.
Yes, even Scott Young must procrastinate once in awhile. I surely do. But even though I procrastinate, I find ways to get a lot done. I am the epitome of what Scott calls “productively lazy”. This post, for example, was written as a means of putting off a more urgent article that I need to write by the end of today. Please note that I do not suggest that you do all of these — that’s an overwhelming task that would certainly be pushed back endlessly.
Form a Do It Now habit. Bonus hack: Procrascipline. Read more posts by Leo Babauta at Zen Habits, including popular ones on Double Your Productivity, keeping your inbox empty, clearing your desk, becoming an early riser, and the Top 20 Motivation Hacks. This website is supported, in part, by affiliate arrangements (usually Amazon). Debate is fine, flaming is not. Overcome Procrastination Once and For All. Why We Procrastinate Before we can solve the problem of procrastination we must understand why we do it.
There are a few basic reasons: "The now habit" de Neil Fiore. Each Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal productivity or personal development book.
During my college years, procrastination was an incredibly large problem for me, and more than once my procrastinating nature really hurt me badly. Once, in fact, it lowered a course grade from an A to a C, which was a real wake-up call for me. I spent a lot of time thinking about why I procrastinate, and it was largely from there that I started to really look into personal productivity and time management philosophies. Eventually, I came to really reject procrastination, but for me it was more of a subtle thing – it came around slowly, over time. I hadn’t heard of The Now Habit until fairly recently, when it was mentioned to me over conversation by a friend of mine. The Now Habit by Dr. Digging Into The Now Habit Right off the bat, Fiore dissolves the entire premise of the book down into one paragraph: