Right now, I have five assignments to do, including a 3,000-word law essay on a topic that will take about 2,500 words just to explain.
I also have three other articles to write for work, at least 17 uni readings to catch up on, dinner to make, chipped nail polish to remove, a bootcamp to go to and some life admin to sort.
I also really need to go to the bank, the post office, the supermarket, the beautician and a hairdresser.
So what am I doing?
Rewatching season four of Entourage (I’ve seen the series a bunch of times, but hey, maybe I missed a particularly funny moment the first few times?!?) and cutting Post-it notes into pretty shapes. Also eating my way through all the food in the pantry that I don’t even like.
Makes sense. Yeah.
If you can relate to the above – and let’s be honest, you definitely can – then you’re probably a procrastinator. In fact, you’re probably procrastinating right now by reading this article instead of doing whatever you’re supposed to be doing.
Luckily for you, this article may actually help with your procrastinating habits. Here are the seven things productive people all have in common – and seven things that you might want to consider introducing to your life. I’m certainly going to introduce them so that I can maybe, possibly get everything done before 2015 rolls around.
1. They’re busy.
If you’re really, really, really ridiculously busy, you simply don’t have time to muck around. There are no, literally no hours in the day to waste, so you just carry on. You know that if you spend an hour browsing pretty watches on shopping websites, it’s an hour that will come out of precious sleep time. And you already only sleep four hours a day – so that can’t happen.
2. They prioritise.
The hours at the very beginning of your day are the most productive. That’s why it’s vital to look at what you need to get done on a particular day and get the most important task well out of the way in those early hours.
3. They eat breakfast.
Speaking of those early hours, they’re not going to be particularly productive unless you provide fuel for your brain and for your body. Breakfast is important, as so is keeping hydrated – you have considerably less energy when you’re dehydrated.