8 Japanese Productivity Hacks to over-come Procrastination

8 Japanese Productivity Hacks to over-come Procrastination


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Procrastination is a term used to describe a reluctance or unwillingness to engage in activities, work, or effort

Feeling anxious 😰*, ughhh let’s do it tomorrow. Feeling sad* πŸ˜”*, ughhh let’s do it tomorrow. So is there an end to tomorrow? wait.. wait.. wait……… NO. The answer will always be a big* πŸ™…β€β™€οΈ ❌ NOOOOO

What are the reasons behind laziness πŸ€”?

  1. Lack of clear goals - We don't get started on things that we don't know YET

  2. Fear of failure - It becomes one of the main reasons that holds us back. But there's also a chance of success

  3. Overwhelm - We humans either want to do everything at once OR nothing

  4. Perfectionism - We can't hope to be perfect when starting out something new, right?

    But we can always strive to be

  5. Lack of interest - Tasks that we find uninteresting or mundane are often put off in favor of more engaging activities.

  6. Lack of accountability - Without external accountability or consequences for not completing tasks, individuals may struggle to find the motivation to act.

  7. Depression or anxiety - It's a loop

Here's how : I can't get it done because I am depressed. I am depressed because i can't get it done. Does that ring any bell ?

  1. Poor time management skills - Does it need any explanation?

Now, that we know the reasons behind "laziness", are there any ways to overcome those?

Yes, there are. Because now you know the problems. All there is left is IMPLEMENTATIONS

Here I've listed 8 ways to overcome procrastination/laziness:
Try to implement it one at a time. That's how I made it work.

Let's goooooo πŸš€!!!

1. Ikigai

  • Discover your purpose in life. Determine the reason you wake up each morning.

  • Choose something that aligns with your strengths, passions, and the needs of the world.

  • This is what gives life meaning.

2. Kaizen

  • Focus on small improvements every day

  • You don't have to do everything at once, just aim to make progress little by little.

3. Pomodoro Technique

  • Work for 25 minutes, take a break for 5, then repeat. This helps you stay focused and avoid burnout.

  • It's a game changer for productivity.

4. Hara Hachi Bu

  • Don't stuff yourself!!!

  • Eat until you're 80% full and you'll feel more energized throughout the day.

5. Shoshin

  • Approach tasks with a beginner's mindset. Don't worry about being perfect or having all the answers

  • Just be open to learning and trying new things

6. Wabi-Sabi

  • Embrace imperfection!

  • Instead, of stressing over every little detail, focus on what's important and find beauty in simplicity.

  • Done is better than Perfection so go ahead and take action.

7. Forest Bathing

  • Spend time in nature.

  • It's scientifically proven to reduce stress and improve your mood.

  • Take a walk in the park, breathe in fresh air, and let nature recharge you.

8. Kakeibo

  • Make a budget and stick to it.

  • When you have your finances in order, you'll feel less stressed and more motivated to tackle your other goals.

Now, it's wrap time
It's Game time, play the game of life until you win. At the end of the day, you have to fight your own battle to win.

Be your own hero and fight the battle. You emerge as a winner or a warrior

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