Day: September 9, 2020

How to maximize productivity and cut down on procrastination


There are only 24 hours a day but do you feel that sometimes time just isn’t enough? Coupled with procrastination, it seems like the days are getting shorter as time goes by.

If you share the same sentiments, find out how to maximize productivity and cut down on procrastination with Dr Kumaran Rajaram, professor at Nanyang Business School, and Dr Eugene Tan, a dermatologist with National Skin Centre. Both are authors of Street-Smart Strategies for Time Mastery, a book launched earlier this year.

#1: Create a to-do list
write a to-do list

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There are 101 things to do every day. Instead of running it through your head and getting stressed out, Dr Kumaran advises us to start by creating a to-do list. Honestly, I’m a fan of this strategy. By listing everything on paper (or e-document), you will be able to see for yourself the range of tasks you need to complete.

You may have tasks that are important but you don’t have to do it immediately. That is when you have to look through and classify them accordingly. Start with the urgent ones and savour the sense of fulfilment as you tick them off the list once it’s done.

#2: Give yourself an artificial deadline
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Dr Eugene shares with us an example. Let’s say if you have an assignment due at the end of the month, then maybe you can set a personal deadline to finish it by mid-month.

While two weeks may be a lot of time in advance, it will definitely give you the motivation to take action more quickly and fight procrastination.

#3: Multi-tasking is not recommended
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All of us take on many roles in life. There are tons of priorities we have to take on concurrently. Maybe you’re a professional at work but you’re doing part-time studies as well and also a parent at home.

Dr Eugene said that while he agrees that people may have multiple roles and responsibilities, multi-tasking is not recommended in most cases. This is because research has shown that multitasking slows down our performance and we end up requiring more time than originally needed to complete a simple task.

“At any one time, we should be single-tasking to do just one thing at a time and focus on doing it well,” he adds.

#4: Ponder over pain and pleasure
Ponder over pain and pleasure

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When you don’t feel the impetus to work on a task, here are the two forces to think about – pain and pleasure.

For example, when you don’t feel like working on that monthly report, think about the pain and consequences of not doing so. By procrastinating, every minute is wasted and before you know it, the day is over. Now, you’re left with lesser time than before to start working on it. You might even need to work overtime during the weekend just to get the report ready before the new week begins.

As for pleasure, Dr Kumaran draws us an analysis with ice cream as a reward. For instance, you may not feel like spending that half an hour on a task, but giving yourself a reward at the end of the allocated work time might take care of the problem. If your motivation is ice-cream, then promise yourself that you will complete the task you need to do and the sweet treat is yours after that is done.

#5: Identify your main distractor

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As we come to a close, if there’s one thing that you must take away from this article, it would be to identify your main distractor as suggested by Dr Eugene.

Distractions are what keep our productivity low and procrastinations high. Most of us can’t deny that our mobile phones are a great distraction. You may be tempted to scroll through your social media feeds or check the latest news on discounts. It’s also the first thing we reach out to as soon as we’re awake.

Last July, a survey revealed that almost half of Singaporeans cannot bear to part with their mobile phones for even one day. As the saying goes, ‘out of sight, out of mind’. If needed, put it away from you when you’re working on important tasks. It may also help to set a time limit on your screen time or block off a period of time to keep your hands off your phone.

About Street-Smart Strategies for Time Mastery
Street-Smart Strategies for Time Mastery

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Price: S$15.90

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To do well in today’s fast-moving world, it is no longer enough to work hard. You need to work smart. One of the key success factors for students and adult learners is the art of mastering what you do with your time.

Despite each of us having 24 hours or 1,440 minutes a day, replenished automatically at the start of each day, we often hear people complaining that they do not have enough time to complete their daily tasks.

This book aims to equip you with actionable ideas and methods to help you clearly identify and avoid falling into time-wasting traps, clarify your utmost priorities at any one time, and supercharge your productivity using street-smart strategies for time mastery.

When you take practical, concrete actions to improve the way you use your time, you will regain full control of your time and day. With consistent application of these strategies over time, you will soon find yourself on the highway of super achievement.

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Don’t Say Bojio: Domino’s 9.9 Promo Gives You Regular-Size Pizza From Just $9.90 With Sides From $3.90


9 September is upon us, and you know what that means;

Tons and tons of mega-worthy deals, all in time for the very special Cyber Week!

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And indeed, as I struggle to write this article amid the dark duress of an urgent morning deadline, one single topic has floated to the top with all the prowess of in-form David Blaine:

Domino’s own pizza deals, including 60% off regular pizzas and add-on sides from $3.90!

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Don’t Say Bojio: Domino’s 9.9 Promo Gives You Regular-Size Pizza From Just $9.90 With Sides From $3.90

It appears that Domino’s has arrived just in time for the 9.9 shopping season.

According to the pizza chain, the franchise is offering a range of irresistible Delish Deals. From 8 September 2020, pizza lovers can enjoy 60% off regular pizzas at just $9.90 each, as well as add-on sides from $3.90.

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And lest you’re wondering, you’re free to pick from a whole list of taste-proven flavours, including the ever-sumptuous Classified Chicken.


Though of course, you are still given free rein to upgrade to the more ‘atas’ flavours, albeit at an additional surcharge.

However, considering the base price of the pizza…we reckon that it’s still well worth it.

And let’s not forget the very affordable sides available on offer here, with the fan-favourite Cheesy Mozzarella Stix going for just $3.90.


Now I don’t know about you;

But these deals practically scream ‘Eat me up!’ in more aspects than one.

Meanwhile, you can also ease your delivery order process by selecting these deals add-ons at a flat $6.90 on top of your $9.90 regular pizza:

  • Golden Roasted Drummets/Crazy Chicken Crunchies (Tom Yam or Original), use code
  • Breadstix/Cinnastix/Garlic Twisty Bread + 2 cans of soft drink, use code ‘CYBERBRD’
  • 9” Banana Kaya, use code ‘CYBERBK’

Also, there’s the ultimate 9.9 deal for pizza lovers:

  • $99 for 6 large pizzas + 1 Awesome Foursome, use code ‘CYBER99’

Bonus: Get limited-time add-on deals from just $3.90 valid with every 2For22/33/44. Use code ‘WDD’, redeemable online only:

  • $3.90 Cheesy Mozzarella Stix
  • $9.90 Tasty Twosome Lava
  • $12.90 Awesome Foursome

For the record, these Delish Deals are available till 12 October 2020 via Zero Contact delivery and takeaway services at Dine-in services are only available at selected restaurants.

To date, there are 35 Domino’s Pizza stores in the country.

Customers can log on to its website at to place their orders.

Up-to-date information on offers and promotions is also available on Domino’s Facebook page at

Customers can also track the progress of their pizzas live using Domino’s Great Pizza Service (GPS) tracker from the moment their order is placed until it reaches their door.

And So… What’re You Waiting For?

Though the deals will be available from 8th September to 12 October 2020, you know what they say;

The early bird catches the worm. Or in this case, the pizza.

So get going with Domino’s various forms of retail services already, because in the end…

Regular pizzas really do not come as cheap as $9.90 all the time.

And with that said…

Don’t say bojio ah!

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