Procrastination - is there a cure?

I am suffering quite badly from procrastination at the moment - there is a fair chunk of work in my office but there always seems to be something to do to avoid tackling it!

I am not sure if this is caused by overwhelm, not knowing where to start, not having the right systems in place, a combination of these factors, or something completely different, but the days seem to be flying by without me actually achieving a lot!

I start something then immediately think of something else I could (or should) be doing; also I spend a lot of time on administration tasks - clearing emails, returning calls, that sort of thing - whilst the work builds up, and that's without even thinking about marketing the practice and the like!

I don't want anyone on here to think bad of me, it's just a problem that I can't seem to shake off - however I do love my job and have a very happy practice and (hopefully) happy clients... but need some anti-procrastination/time management advice... if anyone could offer me some golden nuggets it would be much appreciated.

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Time slots

petersaxton |
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Arsenic!

George Attazder |
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I can help ...

BKD |
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It actually sounds like you need a holiday

Steve McQueen |
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@Steve McQueen

jaybee661 |
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List of jobs to do that day.

ireallyshouldknowthisbut |

Cure

Countinformation |

Core work times

andy.partridge |
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... to add further...

jaybee661 |
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Which CRM do you use, Jaybee?

ShirleyM |
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@ShirleyM

jaybee661 |
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I will put off answering this

uktaxpal |

A CRM would help you a lot

ShirleyM |
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Excel & Word

petersaxton |
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@petersaxton

jaybee661 |
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First thing ...

Old Greying Accountant |
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Digita

petersaxton |
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@petersaxton

jaybee661 |
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info in, job done, billed, banked ... relax

Lancsboy2 |

Two types

petersaxton |
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Getting things done

kdauda |
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We are all different

ShirleyM |
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yes and no

Lancsboy2 |

One solution

petersaxton |
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Listen to Peter and outsource

Kent accountant |
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work hard vs take it easier?

Lancsboy2 |

Hi Jaybee 

sarah douglas |

Working long hours

petersaxton |
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Toodledo

Anne Griffiths |

Jaybee: time to decide

petersaxton |
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Toodledo

petersaxton |
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Intersting read and something

MissAccounting |
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Adopt "one touch"

Ken Howard |

... am enjoying this thread very much!

jaybee661 |
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Ken is impressive

petersaxton |
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Overcoming Procrastination Book

PPritchard |
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Coffee anyone?

Cath Walker |

Will put it off until Tuesday

uktaxpal |

Have you ever considered

Vinoo |

Which Tuesday?

PPritchard |
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My mum told me...

Pottedbeef |
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My solution is to do ONE

blitzuk |

I'm feeling good ...

Old Greying Accountant |
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Sub contract

hilllinda6 |

agree with blitzuk

Red Leader |
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Up with a lark - & to bed with a wren - cud cure procrastination

dstickl |

twit ...

Old Greying Accountant |
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...twoo

Kent accountant |
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What's tough?

petersaxton |
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Not everyone can do that.

Kent accountant |
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