Procrastination buster - the sandwich technique

by Cameron

I have found a great procrastination buster by using the sandwich technique of wedging the thing I am procrastinating on between two things I am looking forward to.

Here is how I do it.

I find that I procrastinate alot. To beat this, I write down all the tasks that I want to do that day.

I isolate the ones that are rewarding and the ones that I often procrastinate on.

Since I am keen to do rewarding tasks and they give me more energy, I do a rewarding task first. Because I tend to have momentum once I have done my rewarding task I quickly start the task that I have been procrastinating on - before any typical procrastination talk starts to fill my head.

I then reward myself for doing the task - either figuratively pat myself on the back or something else.

I find that this helps me to break procrastination.

All the best

Kell's reply
Love the procrastination tip Camberon.

The sandwich technique is a great way to beat procrastination by creating momentum and then putting in rewards at the end of the dreaded task.

Here are some other ways to for overcoming procrastination.

All the best

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