• September 12, 2016
  • Jim
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Completing you work on time

There are only twenty-four hours in a day and a million things to do. Getting them all completed is sometimes really hard as we try our best to juggle getting everything done. Some of us, well most of us are cursed with the sting of procrastination.

Thinking that we always have more time to do something, lures us into a false sense of security, relentlessly urging us to put things off. When we realise that our time is up, we are too late! There has to be a better way to get things done, a better way of organising ourselves, so that our day is as fruitful as it possibly can be.

Procrastination isn’t our only fiend when it comes to not getting things done. There is always the allure of having everything done perfectly. Which on the outside is great, but being perfect is time consuming. I am not saying that you shouldn’t always strive to be your very best, all I am saying is that, you should know when something is finished. Constantly nip-picking at a project can cause it to take up way more time than it should and maybe even merge into the time which you had allotted for other projects. Therefore it is very important that you know when something is finished.

For some us, putting our heads down and concentrating on a single project until completion works great. But there is something that you should know; the brain loves variety. Sometimes, working in short sprints or bursts on various projects may help you to get through faster and you may even have more fun doing it. Don’t just work on project ‘A’ when you can do a bit of project ‘B’ and ‘C’ as well. Each new change will serve to revitalise your brain; giving it a wakeup call if you like, you will be amazed at how much you can get done if you try this method. Before you know it, you will have completed everything that you needed to.

The motivation for us to complete projects is sometimes lacking. It isn’t that we don’t want to do it; it is that doing something else feels so much better. Why finish designing that webpage when you could be at home watching TV? As human beings, we operate on pleasure, when something feels pleasurable to us, we tend to want to do it. Therefore, it would make sense to find ways to make mundane tasks either appear to be, or actually become pleasurable.

If a reward is added to the successful completion of a project, we may be more inclined to finish on time, think of it like having the trophy at the end of a race. Looking at the big pie in the sky instead of the pile of unfinished work in front of you, may increase the inclination for completing tasks in the allotted time. Take for instance, certain incentives, like doing something that you like, maybe going to watch a movie.

You can always implement this reward by yourself, having a treat when you have finished your work can help you get to the end successfully.