My client’s favorite tools are the Pomodoro and the Eat the Frog technique.

My most boring tip against procrastination

Are you ready for the most boring anti-procrastination tip I can give? Here it comes.... Get enough sleep! It won't help against ALL forms of procrastination. But it helps against the type of procrastination when both your body and your mind tell you they want you to take it easy. This type of procrastination is often disguised as task aversiveness: not wanting to do a specific task (not today at least), not wanting to do boring tasks, not willing to persevere - because it's all so tough, etc. Mind you, you cannot turn ...
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Are you procrastinating? Freeze!

I had a bad case of procrastination going on these last two months. A simple chore, that I normally like: sending invoices. I had no idea why this suddenly was in my procrastination zone. But it was. Naturally, I felt incredibly stupid. A procrastination coach who procrastinates... I even managed to not try out any of my own techniques. (Which makes sense, in a way, because I knew they would have worked 🙂 ) The one I avoided the most, was the freeze technique. It's simple and incredibly effective - ...
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Challenge: can you take five?

What I'm asking of you is at least 5 minutes of your time -for as many days in a row as you dare to promise. What do you seriously procrastinate on? Think of a wish or task that's always there... That always should be done, but that never gets done. At least not the way it deserves to be done. If you've been working with the Pomodoro technique or frogs: you're probably looking for something that's worse than a frog, and you didn't even consider to put on your Pomodori ...
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A procrastinator’s trap when eating frogs…

Well, I guess I should've seen it coming. Maybe you're smarter than me and notice it straight away. Here's how it went. We were doing great on our productivity experiments. I'd eaten several frogs the day before, and was ready for a big one. This is what I wrote on the Facebook page: "Mine's a biggie, it's been growing for months. It'll be gone for noon, that's my promise." My task looked a little like this: After posting my message, I got to work. I did a little something of ...
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Eat the frog

I'm having loads of fun with my new Facebook group, called htts://www.facebook.com/groups/productivityexperiments/  I started the group because each time I saw an interesting method, my response was the same: interesting, I should try that out one time. But I never did... So now the group is experimenting with a classic called Eat the frog. It comes down to identifying the thing on your to do list that your most likely to procrastinate on, and do that first. I'll include a link to a brilliant video about it at the bottom of this ...
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