We all have something we’d love to accomplish, whether it’s a home improvement project, a creative endeavor, or a task for work. For some people, getting things done is no big deal, but for the rest of us it can seem like our To Do list is a mountain we can’t possibly climb. In my struggle to reach the summit, I’ve come across some resources that have helped me deal with my procrastination and become more productive.
This blog post by Robert Bruce delivers on the promise in its impressive title. I don’t want to give the solution away, but I will say that the advice in this post is not limited to copywriting. It could be applied to any project, large or small, that you’re contemplating but having trouble actually accomplishing.
Jessica Stillman looks at Alexander Kjerulf’s new rules for productivity for knowledge workers. If your project involves creativity or complex thinking, this piece if definitely worth a read, both for the rules themselves and for Jessica’s take on them. You can also read Kjerulf’s original post here.
The writers of this book, Jane B. Burka and Lenora M. Yuen, believe that knowing why you procrastinate is vital if you want to stop, so they spend a good deal of time discussing the many possible whys. I loved this in-depth look at the psychology of procrastination, but if you’re not into whys, you can skip right to the concrete solutions discussed in the second section of the book. These aren’t easy fixes, but if you commit to them, they can help tremendously.
Thursday Bram offers something that could be, in the long run, far more valuable than any one piece of productivity advice: a way to determine what productivity advice will work best for you. We are all individuals, with different fears, passions, and needs. There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to being productive. This post discusses how you can put yourself at the center of your quest to end procrastination and be more productive. Some real food for thought here.
There are countless other resources available on the internet or in your local library or bookstore. These ones have helped me, and I hope they can help you too. If there are books or blog posts that have helped you increase your productivity, or you’d like to pass along your own tips, please feel free to share them in the comments.Did you like this? If so, please bookmark it, RSS feed.