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6 Tools Guaranteed to Stop Procrastination & Overwhelm

Are you feeling overwhelmed and not sure what to do next?

Forgetting important dates or appointments? 

Most of the tasks business owners procrastinate on aren’t difficult to do at all. We have the talent and skills to accomplish them. We just avoid doing them for one reason or another. When you commit to doing them, you complete them without any complaints. When you commit, you're focused. Your decisions drive you, and you know what you need to do to make it happen, and you just do it.

It’s remarkable how many tasks we procrastinate on that we could get done in a small amount of time.

These 6 tools will surely help you stop procrastinating:

1. Focus booster

As cliche as that sounds, it does precisely what the name implies. This app uses the principles of the infamous Pomodoro method for those who feel submerged by daily tasks. It was specifically created to improve your focus and eliminate any anxiety you might have with time.

2. Remember The Milk

RTM provides you with all the functionality you’d need, with regards to helping you to stop procrastinating on finishing the job.

This tool is available as a web-based software, but you can also access it through various mobile devices running on iOS, Android, or BlackBerry’s operating system. Besides that, you can also integrate it with several different online services such as your Gmail accounts, Google Calendar, MS Outlook, Evernote, or even Twitter. Many don't know this, but yes, you can add tasks via your Twitter account(s).

3. MyLifeOrganized (MLO)

If you are having difficulty managing all your business and personal plans, then MLO is the way to go. MLO helps you organize your to-do lists and plan your (life's) goals. This task management system helps you target what you should be focusing on to achieve your objectives. It creates to-do lists automatically for you, with actions according to priority for your urgent attention. This automation allows you to track your progress methodically.

4. Toggl

Toggl is a tool the helps you track the time you spend on projects. Toggl is an excellent alternative to time-sheets which allows you to track time spent on various projects. Stopping procrastination starts with being clear on exactly how much time you spend on your tasks and analyze your management.

Here is an excellent explanation of HOW to use Toggl, step by step

5. Mind42

Mindmapping is a great technique used to prevent procrastination.  Mind42 is one of the best free mindmapping apps out there. Mind42 helps you get more organized by helping you organize your ideas,  thereby attaining clarity on the tasks at hand.

6. Focus at will

Increase your attention span.  This incredible app gets in your head (so to speak) and uses music to boost your productivity, which is anti-procrastination. Increasing your attention span by up to 400% is possible!

If you're not using one of the hundreds of apps and tools out there, you're missing out on the opportunity to stop procrastinating. With so many of these tools to choose from, how do you know which ones to download and use? This, of course, depends on your needs.

What are you procrastinating on? Do you think any of these tools can help you stop 

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Have you burnt yourself out by trying to do it all?

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Have you burnt yourself out by trying to do it all?

I bet like most entrepreneurs, you envisioned things MUCH different right.

Sure you knew there would be busy days, and long nights - that is to be expected. It is part of the growing process. After all, it is YOUR baby, so why would you just pass it off onto someone else. 

I am glad you asked! 

There is a such thing as taking on more than you can handle. In order to flourish, at some point, you need to let go. How long do you think you can maintain these 16-18 hour days, no sleep, no food, and not seeing daylight? I know this is NOT what you had in mind when you decided to start your business. 

Start with the little things 

Yes, I said it start to let go. What I always ask my clients when they come on board is where is your energy? When do you feel like you are coming ALIVE! Anything less than that, start delegating. Sure maybe you cannot do it all at once, but what are the tasks that you have simply been avoiding because you cannot even bear to think about it. Does it feel like it pains your soul to even imagine just one more day, with this sitting on your to-do list. 

Start there!

What was that one thing that just makes you feel like you are dying inside? If you took that off your plate, and the little magical elves came in and ROCKED IT OUT - what would be possible for you on this brand new day knowing that is off your plate? 

FOCUS on what you LOVE

Let's keep it simple and straight forward. I bet you did not know it could be this easy! When you get rid of the things that are depleting your energy, and you stop complaining and do something about it, your energy becomes revived because you took control of the situation, got productive, and got it done! 

My clients say ... 

There are a few things I hear time and time again, and so that you know you are not alone,. I will share with you the things I have found most of clients LEAST enjoy: 

Are you surprised? 

These are some of the most common tasks we manage, in addition to my number one assignment which is product launches. Working with heart centered entrepreneurs, I have found with some much passion in heart doing what they love, their energy is depleted by doing some of the day to day tasks that are needed to maintain a business. 

Doesn't it help to know, you are not alone! 

I have seen my clients businesses grow quicker than they imagined, when they had the time to focus and dedicate themselves to where their heart and passion lies. For me, it feels good knowing I support my clients as their business partner with a full team standing behind them.

I am curious, what is the number thing that gets in your way that is depleting your energy. Comment below!!

Amanda Scocozzo - Certified Life & Business Coach

Virtually Empowered

 

 

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