Self-management challenge: do you put off until tomorrow what you could do today? Watching this TED Talk video could change your life!
Do you let things slide when you know you should be doing them? That’s procrastination. Self-management is a Young Professional skill that’s all about organising yourself and your time. Have you got something that needs doing? Set your priorities and make time to get it done! Defeat pesky procrastination by using your initiative to take charge and take action.
TED Talk video: Inside the mind of a master procrastinator
Your challenge this week is to watch this video. It’s less than 15 minutes long. Don’t worry, Tim Urban (the guy in the TED Talk) is a funny guy. Because we all like things to be easy and fun, don’t we? Sure we do! Then pat yourself on the back, because you achieved something on your to-do list without putting it off until tomorrow, or next week, or sometime this month, or you know, maybe never.
Inspire yourself with this TED Talk to make other positive changes to your life. Start replacing procrastination with action.
You know what you’ve got to do next. Hit play.
TED Talk in a nutshell:
Does watching a Really Useful Video for 15 minutes seem like it’s going to take too long? Well, if you watch it you will discover the scientific difference between the mind of a procrastinator and the mind of someone who gets things done in good time. Procrastinators, you have an Instant Gratification Monkey living in your brain who just wants life to be easy and fun. But you also have a Rational Decision Maker who can imagine the future, see the big picture, plan ahead, and do what really makes sense. Oh, and let’s not forget the Panic Monster living in there too. So why are these characters living in your head? And how can you get important things done and enjoy your free time without guilt or anxiety or panic? You’ll have to watch the video to find out.