How to reduce procrastination

Procrastination is something that everybody is experiencing. There are a lot of articles on the internet on how to ‘beat’ it. But this is pretty much impossible there will always be a moment in your life where it pops up. For exmaple, by not getting out of bed, or not feeling to cook a mean, and getting take-away food.

Distraction is pretty much everywhere, and for each task you have to do, there are so many alternative. Reducing procrastination starts with acknowledging it, and being aware of it. Below you find 4 ways on how I reduced procrastination in my personal life.

Remove distractions

If you are easily distracted than start with removing distractions. Turn your phone off, block distracting webpages, or even, turn off your internet connection. It will be hard in the beginning, but after a while, you will get used to things. One of the distractions I personally removed from my life is to remove my Facebook and Email apps from my phone. I found myself too often scrolling through the long timeline, that I decided it was time to delete it.


Reward good work with breaks. If you spent some decent time getting tasks down, it is ok to reward yourself by taking a moment to relax.

Break things down

The chance that procrastination will happen is when you set goals that are not feasible. For example, build a website in 1 day, read this book. It is key to divide up bigger projects into smaller tasks and set small milestones. This helps you to get things done more easily, and also keep better track of the progress.


Define a list of things you want to get done for that day. This can either be done by pen or paper or a task manager. When you created the list, pick the tasks that are the most important. If you have trouble prioritising, I highly recommend having a loot at the ‘Eisenhauer Matrix’.

There are many ways of tackling procrastinations, but these are working out best for me.

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