The early bird gets the worm. Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. The journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step.

We all know the maxims, but we still procrastinate. Probably because while these sayings are inspirational and all, they’re not actually all that helpful. Sure, taking one step isn’t hard -- but when there’s still 1,000 miles left to go, it doesn’t seem to make that much of a dent either. So we stay put because it’s easier.

Of course, this means that at the end of the day, week, or month, we haven’t accomplished nearly as much as we meant to. But there’s hope for you. The infographic below from Essay Expert is packed with 15 strategies you can use to stop procrastination in its tracks, along with actionable tips for each.


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Originally published Aug 9, 2016 6:30:00 AM, updated July 28 2017


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