Procrastination is the great enemy of our productivity. The truth is, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the scale of a project or task, which leads us to put it off to avoid failure or anxiety. Ph.D. candidate and productivity expert Itamar Shatz shares his one big tip for avoiding procrastination and getting big projects done.
Most of us suffer from the allure of procrastination in one way or another. Through his studies, Itamar has worked to link the human psyche to the ritual of procrastination. What makes us put projects off until the last minute?
Itamar attributes this link to emotion. “People procrastinate because they have a fear of failure or because they're anxious or because they're tired,” he says. “It's not just an issue of managing time, but it's also an issue of managing emotions.”
Understanding this connection between emotion and procrastination, Itamar has built a brand around helping people approach projects in a way that is far more manageable. His One Big Tip is to follow these three major steps before trying to start a project:
If you would like to learn more about sweeping aside procrastination and increasing your productivity, you can visit Itamar’s website at solvingprocrastination.com. You can use the contact page to ask him any questions you may have about taking the first step toward better work.