14 ways you can overcome procrastination

14 ways you can overcome procrastination

The deadline is looming. You know that you have a list of things you need to tackle, but you can’t seem to find the mental energy. Or, perhaps you settle in to work on a project, only to find a myriad of distractions keeping you from getting anywhere.

There are a lot of solutions to procrastination, from finding the right times for your mind to engage in creative work to dividing a job into smaller tasks in order to avoid being overwhelmed by the complexity. Below, 14 members of Forbes Coaches Council share what works for them, and why.

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Find Your Flow And Stay In It 

Knowing how and when you work best can eliminate the problem of procrastination and lack of focus. Determine what time of day you do your best thinking or are most creative. Avoid booking meetings during those hours if possible, so that you can maximize your productivity and focus. Staying in your flow will increase performance and productivity. – Jen Kelchner

This article has a mention by Jen Kelchner or is authored by Jen Kelchner and was originally posted on Forbes.com. Jen Kelchner is a founding member of the Forbes Coaches Council and frequently writes on leadership and the workplace.

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