The procrastination is real
I thought I couldn't procrastinate a couple of years ago, but this year I have been hit with the reality "The procrastination is real.". I started procrastinating, and I don't know how and when I started doing it, but I know I need to start taking action to avoid it.
It is funny because my manager at pinger said you are doing a great job, but deep inside me, I knew something was wrong and could do it better.
What can I do to avoid procrastination?
I started researching to avoid procrastination, and in this book, "The Software Developer's Life Manual" I found some interesting techniques that helped me improve it.
1 - Trello board:
I created a Trello board to manage my personal with the columns My Quotas, Backlog, This week, Today, and Done
- My Quota is a list of all the repeater tasks I will do every day, week, or month.
- Backlog lists what I must work on this month or year.
- This week lists all the tasks I must work on the week.
- Today have all the tasks I will work on the day.
2 - First task of the day
I have my board with everything I need to be more productive, so I first organize my Today list. That way, I know what I have to do daily.
3 - Pomodoro
The last piece to improve my productivity is the Pomodoro Technique. I created a daily plan of n number of pomodoro split it on 25 minutes of work and five resting minutes.
The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method that can be used for any task. For many people, time is an enemy. The anxiety triggered by "the ticking clock", especially when it involves a deadline, leads to ineffective work and study habits which in turn lead to procrastination.
The aim of the Pomodoro Technique is to use time as a valuable ally in accomplishing what we want to do in the way we want to do it, and to enable us to improve continually the way we work or study.
I already see some boost improvement in my daily tasks, and I excited
about what I can get in the coming months.
What do you think about my plan to avoid procrastination?