Discover how to beat procrastination with technology the easy way. Learn what you really need to know about it to use to your advantage.
OK, Debbie, now you got me.
First, you say that technology is a productivity killer, and now you’re telling me I can use it to beat procrastination?!?
I don’t get it!
I understand that it may sound confusing, but let’s face the truth:
It’s impossible to live without technology.
It’s everywhere, also when you don’t think about it.
But remember that too much of a good thing is still too much.
So, while I pointed technology as a villain, I didn’t mean to start a war against it.
The key is how you use it.
That’s why I’ll focus on its positive side.
Let’s see how you can beat procrastination with technology.
Do you really need all the technology out there?
One of the tricky aspects of technology the past years is that:
Whenever something comes out in the market, it doesn’t take long until something similar, but better, is launched.
We, consumers, have to constantly make hard decisions between staying with what we have at the moment or upgrading to the latest version.
It gets worse when we don’t feel 100% engaged with what the items we own.
Let’s say you like your phone. Or rather, you see it as “not bad.”
Since you don’t jump up and down about it, the next time a new model comes out, you’ll feel highly tempted to give it a try.
Isn’t it how it goes?
With productivity tools, it isn’t any different.
But do you all that?
Are you going to be more efficient with version 3.0 than you were with version 2.0?
What I found out about technology throughout the years is that:
- most features aren’t for everybody
- price isn’t the best way to evaluate it
- you don’t need all the stuff out there
- a combination of tools is the best solution is most cases
The number one danger of technology when it comes to productivity is losing oneself to “shiny things.”
Tools and features become distractions instead of helping us focus.
We end up procrastinating because we don’t know how to use that stuff.
To make sure technology works for you and not against you, let’s review together the 4 points I mentioned above.
Most features aren’t for everybody
Has that tool you’ve always heard of launched a new feature? Everyone’s talking about it yet, you aren’t excited about it at all!
Well, it means it’s not for you.
Mainly if you aren’t tech-savvy, you shouldn’t feel obliged to keep up with the latest trends.
Wanting to stay updated is a great addition to your Personal Development. Doing things just for the sake of showing off isn’t.
Price isn’t the best way to evaluate it
Don’t look at the price tag of a tool or software until you make up your mind about it.
Not everything that isn’t expensive is necessarily “cheap.” But just investing all your savings in something just because “it must be good” isn’t the answer either.
In fact, not being able to manage your budget well will do you more harm than good for your productivity.
Similarly, sometimes, it’s worth to pay a little more than what you hoped if the benefits are exactly what you need.
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You don’t need all the stuff out there
Marketing is a powerful tool.
It creates needs that are superficial.
If you aren’t careful, you may start craving for technology you don’t even know what’s for.
Get clear about your goals.
Why do you need that new phone, for instance?
If it’s just because your favorite star is on the commercial, please, forget about it.
A combination of tools is the best solution is most cases
Once you know your exact goals and needs, everything becomes easier.
While there are tools that cover most part of your expectations, none is perfect.
To get things done efficiently, you may need to combine 2 or 3 to fulfill all your requirements.
For example, while you may love to work with cloud systems, having some sort of analogic systems is useful for when you don’t have Internet access.
It’s better to have alternatives in place than being caught up by surprise.
Beating procrastination with technology
As you can see it’s possible, and easy, to beat procrastination with technology.
By using the right tools and by simplifying your processes, you get more done and avoid analysis paralysis.
If you feel lost and don’t know how to pick the right technology for you, come and join our challenge.
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52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You
I’m hosting a 52-week productivity challenge on my closed Facebook Group.
You can read everything about the challenge here.
How the 52-week productivity challenge works
First of all, grab a copy of the list [ninja-popup ID=11356]52 Things That Are Killing Your Productivity[/ninja-popup].
After signing up, you’ll be invited to join my closed Facebook group.
On the group, I’ll share daily prompts during the 52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You.
I’ll guide you through a brand-new topic each week.
From Monday through Friday, you’ll learn how you can use Mindful Planning™ to:
- Become more efficient
- Save time
- Manage stress
- Achieve your goals
You can start the 52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You at any moment of the year.
And you choose whether to follow every single week or to focus on your personal pain points.
If you miss anything, you can always refer to older posts for catch-up or review.
All that FOR FREE!
See you at the challenge
The method I apply to the challenge is exactly the same one I use with my clients: Mindful Planning™.
It’s a 5-step method you can use to all aspects of your life become more productive one day at a time without added stress.
Come and join the 52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You today.
I’m looking forward guiding you towards a successful year and beyond!