8 science-backed mind tricks to beat procrastination and do that thing you've been putting off right now

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Stop procrastinating...in 5 minutes.

If you're reading this right now, there's a good chance you're actually supposed to be doing something else. (Isn't that what the internet is for?)

But the thing about getting things done? It's hard - especially when whatever you're supposed to be doing is daunting, unpleasant, or particularly high stakes.

And as we've written before, there are powerful reasons you might be having trouble getting started. But the bills must be paid, the work must get done, and your side projects aren't going to come to fruition on their own.

Here, we've gathered eight research-backed mind tricks to help you turn off Netflix and get it done.

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