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Battling procrastination and ways of staying organised by reducing workload

If a survey was conducted on activities that makes people feel anxious but they still end up doing it anyway, procrastination will indisputably top the chart. People struggle with productivity everyday and no matter how much they are motivated, they often leave out pressing work for later. In order to get out from the endless loop of procrastination, you need to train your mind to be better adapted to distractions. Here are a few things which you can try out for efficiently organizing yourself, inducing productivity and taking better control of your professional life.

Po’mo’do’ro technique:

The Po’mo’do’ro Technique comes from the Italian word ‘Tomato’. A revolutionary time management system developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s helps you adapt with time, instead of struggling with it. Since it’s emergence, it has helped 2 million people to accomplish this unnerving task of time management. Like its name ‘Po Mo Do Ro’, it is a method based on 25-minute stretches of attentive work fragmented by 3-to-5 minute breaks and a relatively long break of 15-to-30 minute breaks following the completion of four work periods or pomodoro. This will most likely increase your concentration, set an effective timetable to reach multiple goals and help you break free from a constant loophole of procrastination.

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Applications that make life easy:

There are multiple applications that helps coordinate tasks much easier, gives you constant reminders and assists you to stay more focused. One of which is ‘SLACK’ which is generally used for workplace messaging. It’s professional and faster than email, provides you with more platforms to keep the tasks organized and offers more integrations for proper transmission of message. Adding to it, slack can also be customed and can be also connected virtually to other platforms you’re using. There is another app named ‘ASANA’, which is very useful in the fight against deadlines and work chaos.

Just Take A Break:

Apart from all of this, sometimes take a break for real. Taking a break and doing things you love might induce work productivity for later. There’s no definite theory for dealing with this. All we know is we have to battle against it and you have to find out which measures works best for you.


Sajid Bin Hasnat is a 3rd year student studying at BRAC University. Send warm greetings at

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