10 procrastination solutions for communicators

That email or blog post won’t write itself. Still, with summer upon us, distractions abound. Try one (or seven) of these tips to start forming words, sentences, paragraphs and beyond.

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We have entered the lazy days of summer, that languid time that tests even the most dedicated workers.

We’ve got a bunch of stuff to do—emails to write, content to create—but it’s so darn nice out. There’s that beach vacation to plan. Cool new flip-flops to pick out online. Anything seems better than writing that next email, blog post post or even a to-do list.

Sometimes putting a task off isn’t an option, so here are 10 tips to jump-start your initiative:

1. Divide to conquer. We often avoid tackling big jobs because they seem so daunting. The solution? Divide major projects into a bunch of smaller, easily conquerable tasks. “Taking on a huge project is always overwhelming, and especially so if it is accompanied by a tight deadline,” writes Sonal Mishra at YourStory. “In such a situation, it helps to take one step at a time by breaking your task into smaller sub-tasks.”

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