It’s now or never: 5 ways to beat procrastination and get things done

Right this second, millions of people are putting off something important. Whether it’s a pile of laundry or a difficult conversation, we all avoid things from time to time. And while chronic procrastination can have a serious impact on your life, day-to-day dawdling can be tamed. In fact, some of the most accomplished people in the world—like Bill Clinton and Margaret Atwood—are notorious procrastinators. So what tricks do procrastinators use to get things done? If you need a little help in that department—and most of us do every once in a while—here are five places to start.

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Pro tips: Become a master of file requests

Sending files to lots of people — whether it’s an email attachment or a shared link in Dropbox — is generally straightforward. But collecting files from lots of people wasn’t always as easy. That is until now, with our recently introduced file requests feature. Just create a request, send out the link, and watch the files pour into your Dropbox. If you’re looking to get the most out of file requests, we have a few tips to help you collect like a pro.

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Do more with Dropbox on your desktop

If you’ve been using our desktop application, you know how magical the Dropbox folder is. Whenever you save a photo, doc, or video to the folder, it’s automatically backed up online and saved to all of your devices. But if you’re a new user, you may not know that you can do even more with your files — from sharing to commenting — right from the Dropbox folder on your computer.

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