Beat Procrastination with the 5-Minute Rule
An astounding 88 percent of the workforce admits to procrastinating at least one hour per day. And procrastination, for the 12 percent of you who don’t do it, is the unnecessary postponing of actions or decisions for no discernible reason.
Is it possible to hack your way out of procrastinating?
Instagram founder Kevin Systrom thinks you can:
“If you don’t want to do something, make a deal with yourself to do at least five minutes of it. After five minutes, you’ll end up doing the whole thing.”
Reasons vary for procrastinating; from task aversion to anxiety to ill-defined goals to distractions. Whatever your reason, Kevin’s 5-minute rule is simple enough to implement and could well be the nudge you need to overcome procrastination.