Whatever the reason, one of the absolute best tips is to try to divide what to do into several manageable sub-goals. Instead of "cleaning the whole apartment", you simply settle the timer in just 15 minutes and concentrate on a wardrobe. You can also mix people in your surroundings. Tell your partner that you have trouble concentrating on the task and ask them to remind you if you need to water the flowers. You also don't always have to bite into the sour apple, but you can sweeten it by, for example, making something boring more fun, like sharing with a friend. Also, remember to reduce the interference moments when you start - turn the phone on silently and shut down your email program. And most importantly, don't wait until it feels right, because it rarely does.
One would think - surely this is enough to motivate the mind to cease such illogical practices and simply begin work. But, oh no. We are far too smart to fall for that… so here are some more specific recommendations:
Valuations / Defining Priorities
To formulate higher goals and what is important in life to achieve long-term satisfaction. Write down which activities you want to prioritize, and why.
Breaking down goals and major activities into smaller activities, prioritizing them based on how important they are rather than how urgent they are, identifying deadlines, planning activities in to-do lists and in their calendar. In particular, the first step should be planned. At the end of the week, plan what to do next week, in the evening what to do the next day, or before a break, what to do after the break, and for how long. Also breaks, holidays, and rewarding activities can be planned.
"Five minute" method
Short passports are often best for postponers. A task that feels insurmountable and anxiety-provoking can become affordable if one plans to devote himself to it for a limited time only, and then only take the first step of the task. A timer is a useful tool for timing activities. In this way, you can switch to easier tasks without risk of getting caught in them. A timer can also limit perfectionism.
Organize the day in 45-minute time blocks with a 5-15 minute break in between, and use a timer. For example, set aside four time blocks per day for the most concentration-demanding tasks, when you work separately without reading e-mail, and more, during the time of the day when you are most efficient and creative, if possible only with paper and pen, in a room without a computer or without a network. One or two blocks a day is set aside to grapple with less demanding tasks such as replying to emails, searching for information and doing repetitive tasks. Leave the computer during breaks.