Key Takeaway: Some people are better time estimators than others. One of the reasons why procrastination makes you late is through time estimation bias. You need to reduce your bias to get work done on time.
3 Simple Ways to Keep Procrastination from Making You Late
by Susan Krauss Whitbourne (@swhitbo)
Tips & Tricks:
- Check the clock. Keep a watch or clock in an easily visible position. If you don’t have a watch, consider that it might be a worthwhile investment.
- Plan your strategy for getting things done on time. Leave enough time after a task so you can easily switch to what you need to do next.
- Don’t fall prey to the temptation to do “one more thing” before you know you have to leave. Decide ahead of time how long each phase of a task will take, whether it’s getting out the door on time or finishing up a project before you have to get to the next one.
But sometimes, you can still be productive even while procrastinating.