Justin Rosenstein, co-founder of Asana, has a long list of productivity tips, including how to overcome procrastination:
Overcome procrastination by facing discomfort. I don’t procrastinate because I’m lazy; I procrastinate because my highest priority task makes me subtly (or not-so-subtly) uncomfortable. When this happens you should:
- Be honest about what’s making it uncomfortable.
- Explicitly, compassionately write down (or share with a friend) the exact source of the discomfort.
- Why does this feel so dreadful? Identify one easeful next step.
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