You see lots of bloggers who are constantly complaining about what procrastinators they are. They write whole posts about their problems with being efficient and how they try to keep focused. I don’t have that problem. Here’s why.
I use to-do lists.
If you ever happen across my family or friends, they will tell you I’m as rigid as a ruler. When I have a long list of things I need to do I keep focused until it’s finished. Of course, I’m human and can be distracted as much as the next person. That’s why I use to-do lists.
Now, you might be wondering why using a to-do list is so effective. It just seems like a list of things we don’t want to do. Ah contraire, mon frere. I organize my to-do lists with the things that I need to do, along with things I want to do. Here’s my to-do list for today.
As you can see, I have to do laundry and homework and clean my room. And to off-set how awful those are, I also put more enjoyable things such as ‘Watch TV’ and ‘Blog’. By putting the things I need to do and the things I want to do, I create a list that creates productivity and relaxation. This way I don’t need to procrastinate because once I do something I hate I can do something I love. It’s a win-win situation.
Probably one of the best apps I’ve ever used for a to-do list is Clear. It’s honestly my saving grace. It makes my to-do list attractive and easy to use. Here is the List Producer’s review of Clear. It’s seriously the best app for use for people who use to-do lists.
And that is why I don’t procrastinate. I make to-do lists that include fun AND horrible things. It balances out my day and by the time the sun goes down, everything is done and I can sleep restfully. If you procrastinate, try this method. It might seem silly but give it a go. Tell me your results too. And if you have an even better way to avoid procrastination, please feel free to comment. We are people all united against procrastination!
Have a great Saturday!
P.S. Only 4 more days until my 17th birthday AND the renovation! Yay!