The Power Hour: Beating Procrastination One Powerful Hour At A Time

There are plenty of people who use a Power Hour for things other than beating procrastination. For instance, the first definition you might find of a Power Hour is when you drink a number of shots within one hour. That’s great for getting drunk quickly or making a boring party much more fun, but that’s not the only way to use an hour in a powerful way.

Every hour can be a power hour.

When is your Power Hour To Beat Procrastination?

A Power Hour can also be dedicated to:

  • Shopping sales
  • Putting on makeup
  • Taking breaks
  • Playing and having fun
  • Writing
  • Playing video games
  • Spending quality time with someone
  • Cleaning
  • Meditating
  • Brainstorming

And pretty much anything that you want to do for an hour straight.

Making Your Power Hour About Fighting Procrastination

When it comes to productivity, a great Power Hour idea is where you focus on getting some things that you’ve been putting off.

You can call it your hour of power, where you take control of things and exert your power over your life.

It doesn’t have to be the first hour of your day or during your morning routine. Just pick an hour that works for you and take that full hour to knock out some things on your list that need to get done.

What You Need To Make The Power Hour Work For You

  1. Some things to get done
  2. A timer
  3. Focus

Things To Do

I’m sure you can think of a million things that you should do, but have been putting off. You need to pick the most important things to at the moment and put them into your power hour. These are things that should have some sort of positive impact on your life and make you feel like you were productive and took care of stuff when they are completed.

It’s important to only pick as many things as you think you can fit into an hour. This is called the Power Hour, not the Power Afternoon. The point of it is to quickly get some things done, but still continue on with your regular schedule and get other things done too.

Make your list. Order things in the way you want to order them. And get ready to start.

A Timer

An oven timer, Fitbit timer, or a phone timer will do. When your Power Hour begins, set it for an hour and get moving on your list.

Focus

This is what really makes the Power Hour work. Whether you are drinking or knocking off things that you’ve been procrastinating on, you need to focus on the task at hand.

Until that timer goes ding, don’t do anything but what’s on your list. Even if a notification pops up on your phone or the doorbell rings, don’t use your Power Hour for anything other than what you have written down on your list.

If you give yourself an excuse to stop, you will stop, and your hour will not be used the way you intended.

You will find that at the end of the hour, you will feel so good that the next time you do it you won’t need to remind yourself so much to stay focused. The treat of being rewarded at the end of the hour should give you enough motivation to stick with it.

However, if you have a hard time, do make sure there is a reward at the end. Even if it’s a small reward, that carrot at the end of the stick will keep you going.

And, if you have a busy life with a lot of distractions, pick an hour where you think you will be distracted the least, let everyone know that you will be in the Power Hour dimension for an hour, and get some noise-cancelling earmuffs to help you tune out the world and focus on the tasks that you’ve been putting off and want to get done.

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