Every blood type carries advantages and disadvantages. This page is dedicated to A negative people and feedback provided by A negative people regarding common complaints about what they have to deal with. Please continue giving feedback as more advice will be added as I come across it.
When you need it, you need it. So fight for your space.
Set a schedule to sleep. When on sleep time, turn out the lights and lay down. Even if you do not fall asleep, your body gets rest. It will help you make it through the next day at the end of which you should be exhausted enough to be able to get real sleep as long as you avoid taking naps during the day.
5 Tips to Stop Procrastination in Its Tracks:
1. Use your schedule, not your to-do list. For tasks that you are putting off, it is important to get concrete.
So make an appointment in your calendar for the day and time you’re going to work on the task. This is far more effective than perpetually moving the task from one day’s to-do list to the next!
If this is hard for you to do, take the following babysteps:
Schedule a time that you are going to work on what you need to work on. Aside from that particular time, do not even think about those tasks. While on schedule, force yourself to not get sidetracked. Even if you do not accomplish everything to your satisfaction, at least you are moving in the right direction.
2. Make it as easy to get started as you can. A lengthy task that you’ve been avoiding can be very difficult to start. So shift your thinking just a bit.
Tell yourself, “I’m going to work on this for 10 minutes.” That’s doable enough that you should be able to sit down and get busy. And interestingly, once you get started, you’ll probably spend more than 10 minutes on your task. Getting started is the tough part.
3. Break the task into smaller parts. Larger tasks can easily feel overwhelming.
When you divide your task into more manageable parts, you are immediately taking a different kind of ownership of it. Both because of the smaller size of the tasks AND because of your fuller engagement, it becomes psychologically easier to tackle the project.
And it’s really true – it’s easier to do 10 small things than one big thing – try it!
4. Identify the most dreaded part. Often there’s a small part of the task that is holding you back.
Once you identify it, there are a couple of possibilities. Naming it may help you to see that what you dread isn’t really that bad – so you’ll be able to move forward and do it.
Another option would be to outsource that task. If it’s possible to get someone else to take care of that part of the task for you, you can then move ahead with the rest of it.
5. Reward yourself! Give yourself a reward for completing each step of the task. Whether it’s getting started, doing the dreaded part, or completing the smaller steps that you’ve broken the task into, validating your efforts is important. It doesn’t have to be anything big, but acknowledging your efforts builds self-trust and also makes the whole process more fun!