(DailyThrive.com) – Raise your hand if you consider yourself a procrastinator.
If you’re like most people, you probably like longer deadlines. Maybe you think to yourself, “Oh, that’s great! If I have a whole month to do this, I can really focus and improve the quality of my work!”
But thanks to Parkinson’s Law, that’s usually not what happens.
Parkinson’s Law states that the more time you have to do a project, the longer it will take you to do it. You’re likely to put off the work as long as you can, until you have no choice but to focus entirely on the task.
While this may cause extra stress, there’s a positive side to it. Instead of becoming distracted with other tasks, you can use the shorter deadline to narrow in fully on the project you’ve been avoiding. Believe it or not, giving yourself smaller increments of time to complete tasks can actually improve your focus.
You can use Parkinson’s Law to make the most of your day. Rather than by setting aside extra time to complete your work, set a stricter deadline and see what happens. Maybe it’ll help beat the temptation to scroll through your phone every 10 minutes during work!
~Here’s to Your Success!
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