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Chapter 12. The Secret Formula to Overco... > Ten Sure-Fire Strategies for Getting... - Pg. 124

The Secret Formula to Overcoming Procrastination 124 Action Tactic Designate one day a week, one day a month, or whatever works for your schedule as a Stop-the-World-I- Wanna-Get-Off day. On this day, you don't have to take care of any of your usual chores or responsibilities. You use the entire day to catch up on busy work or a time-consuming project, get reorganized, or in some other way regroup and reconnect. If you're in the middle of a project and find yourself losing steam, look around to see if clutter has accumulated since you first began. If so, is it making you feel unmotivated to do any more or making your job harder than it ought to be? If you haven't even started on something yet, the same principle applies. If you're faced with clutter and chaos or a life that's on overload, you're going to be reluctant to tackle the task that lies within the mess. Taking a little time to get organized clears the way for being productive. Strategy #3: Prioritize You can't get things done unless you make it a priority to do them. I realize that sounds so obvious that it hardly seems worth mentioning, but most people don't prioritize effectively, so it needs to be said. It's so easy to go through your daily life in your usual routine saying, "I wish I could get X done