If you procrastinate, you’re stealing time that could help you ace your work. This quiz will help you tell if procrastination is hampering your effectiveness:
___ I hate making to-do lists because they remind me of all the things I haven’t done yet.
___ On a typical day, I feel stress about unfinished work.
___ I do not turn away from a task until it’s perfect.
___ I often take work home and return it to the office untouched.
___ My incoming mail, in-box and e-mail tend to pile up.
___ I run late to appointments.
___ I tend to revisit the same tasks three or more times before I make headway.
If you checked more than two statements, your procrastination is hurting your productivity. If you checked more than four, you need to overhaul your work habits immediately so that you plan more rigorously and finish what you start.