How To Finally Stop Procrastinating — For Good

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Stop Waiting Until Tomorrow
We've all been there. Sometimes you find your to-do list so full of endless tasks that you can't will yourself to do...anything. Or maybe you have a looming project (with an equally looming deadline) so big you have no idea where to start.
But, putting things off isn't just unproductive and anxiety-inducing — it can also make you look bad professionally. Procrastination definitely can play a role in limiting someone’s career, says Deb Wheatman, CPRW, CPCC and president of Careers Done Write, Inc. It’s especially true if that means you don’t finish a task that’s crucial to the overall project being delivered on time.
Rather than risk your professional reputation (and dread your to-do list), take charge. Here are nine tips that will take you from procrastinator to productive in no time.