5 Keys to SMASHING Procrastination

Procrastination: It’s the nemesis of productivity and a villain we all face. Luckily, our new Head of Security at Superhero HQ is a pro at smashing all our foes, and procrastination is no exception. In the video above, SuperheroYou founder Jim Kwik tells us the 5 Keys to SMASHING Procrastination.

We won’t give all the secrets away, but here are two of our favorite tips:

1. Start anywhere.

Ever had impeccable service from a waiter who couldn’t remember your name on your next visit? That might be explained by the Zeigarnik effect: the fact that people remember incomplete tasks far better than completed ones. That waiter forgot about you the minute your order was complete, and you can use this phenomenon to your advantage. Start any part of your project, and you’ll be bothered by the fact that you haven’t finished it yet – which means you’re more likely to finish it.

2. Be kind to yourself.

We all beat ourselves up when we procrastinate, but this might be less productive than we assume. Recent research suggests that when we are kind to ourselves and acknowledge that everybody procrastinates, we are far less likely to do so. Forgive yourself for giving into the Facebook rabbit hole.

Want more tips? Watch the video above, and don’t forget to check out more about Simon Sinek and H Cubed! You can also find more awesome photos of our new Superhero staff @superheroyou and #superherohq on Instagram.

Written by Sasha Graffagna 

Procrastination: It’s the nemesis of productivity and a villain we all face. Luckily, our new Head of Security at Superhero HQ is a pro at smashing all our foes, and procrastination is no exception. In the video above, SuperheroYou founder Jim Kwik tells us the 5 Keys to SMASHING Procrastination.

We won’t give all the secrets away, but here are two of our favorite tips:

1. Start anywhere.

Ever had impeccable service from a waiter who couldn’t remember your name on your next visit? That might be explained by the Zeigarnik effect: the fact that people remember incomplete tasks far better than completed ones. That waiter forgot about you the minute your order was complete, and you can use this phenomenon to your advantage. Start any part of your project, and you’ll be bothered by the fact that you haven’t finished it yet – which means you’re more likely to finish it.

2. Be kind to yourself.

We all beat ourselves up when we procrastinate, but this might be less productive than we assume. Recent research suggests that when we are kind to ourselves and acknowledge that everybody procrastinates, we are far less likely to do so. Forgive yourself for giving into the Facebook rabbit hole.

Want more tips? Watch the video above, and don’t forget to check out more about Simon Sinek and H Cubed! You can also find more awesome photos of our new Superhero staff @superheroyou and #superherohq on Instagram.

Written by Sasha Graffagna 

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