Wednesday is AntiProcrastination Day
So we’re half way through the working week, and by now you should be in your stride, checking things off the to-do list and making progress with both long and short term goals.
The problem for anyone dealing with social media is that spending all day on Twitter can mean that you’ve spend half the morning watching cat videos or creating your own memes before you even know it.
So how to stay focussed while doing the job at hand:
Focus Five – Fast fixes to prevent procrastination caused by getting sucked into the internet
1 Firstly make your to do list bite sized,. Smaller quicker tasks will enable you to stop and check your feeds between jobs while still getting lots done.
2 An obvious one this, but please, turn notifications off – the pop-up window when you get new tweets or mails. Close What’s App down. Try and focus just on the task at hand.
3 This is one I need to work on as I am guilty of far too many windows open at once but train yourself not to open more than one tab at a time.
Decide what you’re going to do with that link you’re clicking as you do it – is it something you need to file elsewhere? Data you need to collate?
Otherwise you and your objectives get lost pretty quickly.
4 Use your reading list facility – often you can check out longer items when you’re off line.
5 In the same vein, have a steal reel – a list of great articles/features that you think you may be able to borrow from to create content for your own site.