COACHd – your weekly coaching update | April 14, 2023

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Friday, April 14, 2023


Hi Simon,


Welcome to this weeks Get COACHd on Friday.

Taking decisions is tough right? For some, making decisions simple, is as easy as it is hard for others to make simple decisions (deliberate wording…).

I have done some research of some strange ideas that perhaps could help break the pattern and help you make decisions

  1. Embrace the “Two-Minute Rule“: This unusual approach, inspired by David Allen’s productivity philosophy, involves tackling any task that can be completed in two minutes or less immediately. This helps you build momentum and encourages a sense of accomplishment, making it easier to move on to bigger tasks and overcome procrastination. It may seem counterintuitive, but starting with small tasks can have a snowball effect on your productivity.
  2. This is going to wind up you perfectionists so forgive me in advance. Create an “Ugly First Draft“: Often, we procrastinate because we’re afraid of producing subpar work. To counter this, allow yourself to create an “ugly first draft” of whatever you’re working on, whether it’s a report, presentation, or project. By giving yourself permission to create something imperfect initially, you eliminate the pressure to produce a flawless end result, making it easier to dive in and make progress.
  3. Utilise the “Zeigarnik Effect“: Named after Russian psychologist Bluma Zeigarnik, it was found that interruption during a task that requires focus can in fact improve, rather than heed, a person’s ability to remember it afterwards. To leverage this, start working on a task for just a few minutes, then take a short break. The lingering thought of the incomplete task will create a mental itch that will prompt you to return and complete it, helping you move past procrastination.
  4. Change Your Scenery: Sometimes, a change in environment can be the key to breaking the cycle of procrastination. If you’re feeling stuck, try working in a new location, such as a park, café, or a different room in your home. A fresh setting can stimulate creativity and motivation, helping you to refocus and make progress on your tasks.
  5. Engage in “Productive Procrastination”: Turn procrastination into a useful tool by scheduling lower-priority tasks during your most procrastination-prone times. For example, if you tend to procrastinate in the afternoon, use that time to work on tasks like clearing your inbox or organising your workspace. By engaging in “productive procrastination”, you can still make progress on your to-do list while satisfying the urge to delay more demanding tasks. I find that I am really productive and creative at certain times of the day – I should be aware of this and schedule those creative and productive activities then.

A bit of a bumper one this week – but why not!

Now to your reads….

All the best

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