If you’re into productivity, it’s very important that you understand when you’re procrastinating and not completing your work. It’s because most of it occurs unconsciously.
Today morning I opened my laptop with a mission to complete all the work and make the day productive. I started great and somewhere at the middle (I don’t know when) I started to surf Facebook and read other blogs because I didn’t want to complete my work. It was too challenging and boring at the same time. So, I would browse tumblr to see what new cool features they’ve added and think how to integrate foursquare on my blog and all.
I just kept procrastinating, and while doing so, I figured that I just keep surfing the net mindlessly when I don’t want to work.
So, here’s what I did and what worked for me.
As soon as I identify that I’m procrastinating and not being so productive, I close my laptop — even if it’s in the middle of something important — and move out for a walk.
When I come back, I see everything with a fresh set of eyes and I’ll have more energy, which keeps me focused on the work .
If I don’t stop whatever I’m doing right away, then I’ll continue to do what I’m doing. If I’m surfing Facebook, I’ll keep surfing it. Or get distracted through it. Even if I start to work, I’ll not be able to make full use of time because I won’t be so productive.
Hence, It’s very important that you stop and think for sometime. Think what’s that you’re doing and what you need to do. If you see a huge difference between the two, stop and go out to take a walk. You don’t have to necessarily take a walk, you can drink water, chill and do whatever you wish to.
That’ll freshen you up for a bit and then you can go back to what you were doing or what you want to complete.