Today I wanted to make a post about how to get things done. In this world with social media and technology and distractions it can be hard and we’re all tempted to procrastinate. But no fear! I’m going to share some tips on how to beat procrastination once and for all! And don’t worry, my tips are actually going to change your life – not like all those other blogs that share the exact same set of tips. That’s because my blog is the best blog!
1) Tell yourself you’re only going to work on it for 5 minutes
Because you know you can spend five minutes. And chances are you’ll end up continuing longer once you start. Besides the hardest part is starting right? I mean you’re “reading” this post because you have a tendency to put off work because it’s human nature and we’re naturally lazy. Also because we associate negative emotions with the thing we’ve been putting off. Of course anyone who has even been on the internet and encountered a listicle like this probably knows this advice already and they still read it because reading about how to be productive is essentially productive procrastinating right? You are actually reading this right? Right?
2) Don’t like this post
I repeat: DON’T CLICK LIKE ON THIS POST! We know the real reason us bloggers go around liking most posts is for engagement with other blogs. Sometimes we do actually read stuff and “like it” but only if it’s actually good. Or you skim the post and it looks decent enough to like it so that the blogger who wrote it can see the like and click on your face and read your blog because that’s more important. I mean, that’s why I get at least 2 likes back to back with no time in between. Or a like immediately after posting without the time needed to even read the post. But of course I don’t do this! Why would I ever admit to skimming such carefully written blog posts! I’m authentic!
Now I’m not personally blaming you for this but it’s a thing that’s pretty common on WordPress. Also I don’t mean to make fun of anyone who writes tips on productivity – I do enjoy posts like that. I just wanted to pick a common topic to hide this “don’t like this post” message in to see what happens. If you actually read this then please don’t hit like because then you’re falling for my trap. But it’s ok – I’m sure there are a ton of posts on wordpress where someone hid a “don’t like this post” and I still clicked like because the main tips/bullet points seemed good. Comment “I like this” instead if you actually read this.
Honestly, sometimes WordPress just seems like a “writing” medium and not a “reading” medium. IDK there are some blogs I actually read but it’s just so hard to find good ones.
3) Turn off your phone and put it somewhere else
You know, because of all that social media distractions stuff I talked about earlier and technology=bad? Aww man, remember the good old days when we didn’t have phones to distract us? Instead we would have to get an encyclopedia from the library to learn the answer to some random question that popped into our heads? And we’d have to wait for letters? Wow, those days were great. Internet=bad.
You know you have to get rid of distractions but you don’t really want to. And besides, the apps are designed to be addicting. Just like gambling. The swiping down motion was meant to simulate the slot machines in casinos. Ooooh. Conspiracy.
And that’s it folks! I have cured you of your procrastination! Now go out there and be a productive member of society. And remember you gorgeous boss babes, hustle hustle hustle! ❤ If you don’t tell your gal pals about that great “small business” you’re running how will you ever make more money? We live in a world where we live to work and we need to keep up with this fast paced society and accomplish things otherwise we’re losers 😦 and nobody likes losers
Work hard like this lady in this stock photo from the free photo library! That pink screen isn’t going to click itself!
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