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How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don't Want To

Cara Kitagawa-Sellers

Can you imagine how much less guilt, stress, and frustration you would feel if you could somehow just make yourself do the things you don’t want to do when you are actually supposed to do them? Not to mention how much happier and more effective you would be?

The good news (and its very good news) is that you can get better about not putting things off, if you use the right strategy.

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    Into this tip- but it's SO HARD to practice if you're in the groove and trying to finish something but need to move onto something else: "If it is 2pm, then I will stop what I’m doing and start work on the report Bob asked for.

    By deciding in advance exactly what you’re going to do, and when and where you’re going to do it, there’s no deliberating when the time comes. No do I really have to do this now?, or can this wait till later? or maybe I should do something else instead."