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How to beat procrastination

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June 09, 2015

Having a hard time getting started with work that needs to get done? Do you wait until the last moment before you start working? Procrastination, or consciously postponing what should be done today, is less about personal traits than it is about behavior. In the same way that you once learned to always deal with tasks at the last moment, you can learn to act differently. With the help of psychological insights about motivation, rewards and distractions you can increase the probability of completing your tasks - on time.

In this course you will receive practical tips on how to change your approach to learned behavioral patterns, as well as how to achieve your goals through better structure, time management and problem solving. Getting things done on time doesn’t have to be exhausting - things like coffee breaks, encouragement and friends are some pleasant ways of making your tasks easier to deal with. 

This course is based on scientific studies by leading researchers in the fields of motivation, goal setting and procrastination. You will be provided with exercises and principles of treatment from cognitive behavioral therapy within areas such as stress management and procrastination.

The creator of this course, Alexander Rozental, is a licensed psychologist, researcher at Stockholm University and co-author of the book Dansa på deadline (only available in Swedish). Submit your email address below to get started with the course right away!