We often put off unpleasant or large tasks. Those who have been assigned projects after a meeting do not start working on them immediately, but deal with other obligations first.
However, we forget that the right mindset is important for getting the job done!
Let's say you are given tasks to complete. Instead of putting them off until just before the deadline, you should check them off as soon as possible because you are in the right mindset at that moment. You've already gotten into the tasks - consciously or unconsciously - because you've been dealing with them.
School homework illustrates the mindset best. After a math lesson, you've been given homework to complete by next week. Instead of struggling with formulas on Sunday afternoon, complete the homework on the same day if possible.
Why? Because you've been studying the topic in class. The memories of the math and explanations are still fresh!
Take advantage of this mental edge by tackling the assignments as quickly as possible. The longer you wait, the more the mindset fades and you have to invest a great deal of time and energy in familiarizing yourself with your tasks again.
Of course, this is not possible for all tasks. Sometimes you can't do everything at once and must familiarize yourself with the project several times. You may even have to wait for others to do their work or cancel a project.
Nevertheless, you should do your own share of the work in as short a time as possible to maximize the mindset benefits. Also, you can bundle tasks that require the same mindset.
In summary, you need to make sure that you work in the right mindset. This means that you should complete your tasks as quickly as possible after being mentally prepared.
This is not always possible - but whenever you manage it, you will notice a great mental and time advantage. This will not only make you stand out positively to those around you, but at the same time you will have more energy available and achieve better results.