Today’s post covers the interesting topic of procrastination. Most adults today have to-do lists that seem to run on and on. So how do you stop procrastinating and get things done?
In an article from PsychologyToday, the author talks about how she finally scheduled a dentist appointment after putting it off forever. After doing so, she felt great and was independent from this obligation. That feeling of procrastination was draining, of not being able to cross a task off of your list.
Now think of it this way… if you know you have a certain obligation you have to take care of, *cough* ordering graduation stoles, then why not order now? Often times the sooner you take care of something, the easier your schedule will be, thus allowing you to manage your other responsibilities.
Another point brought up was that when completing that task, it freed up her time to take on other responsiblities. In contrast to your to do list before an “errand day” vs after, it’s easy to feel less stressed when there’s less things that you have to take care of that will allow you to just rest.
While we know there are many more health benefits of not procrastinating known to man, these were only just a few.
So we received a few e-mails from readers asking about updates, and yes… it’s been a while since our last post!
We hope all you Class of 2008′ers are enjoying your summer. Finally, School’s out! (unless you’re doing summer school that is). Whether you’re traveling, starting a new job, or just kicking back for a lil bit enjoy your summer before it passes!
With that said, we did run into an interesting article from ZenHabits.net. The article focuses on time management and getting more things done. We thought some readers might find this particularly of interest because coming out of college and post-graduation… things can be a little tricky to prioritize and adapt to a new lifestyle. The article, How to Get a Lot Done – 7 Tips to Achieve More is a great read and we’d highly recommend it!
One particular point struck out the most to us:
3. Work Smart If you only had a year left to do the things on your lists, would you be satisfied with what you’re spending your time on today?
We believe this may be one of the greatest bits of information any senior coming out from graduation can take in. While in school it’s so easy to prioritize tasks, homework, and responsibilities (be it academic or social). Yet in the ‘real world’ this becomes more difficult when working for “the man.”