Do you have the tendency to procrastinate? In this article I am going to share with you why beating procrastination matters?
The Oxford dictionary gives the following definition of procrastination: the action of delaying or postponing something.
A colleague of mine shared with me recently that she was a real procrastinator. And this got me thinking what did it mean for her to be a real procrastinator. I know how it feels I used to have the tendency to procrastinate, however I changed this habit in order to be more efficient and productive.
Indeed, I believe that procrastination is a habit connected to a habitual behaviour and belief system.
If you are a procrastinator I am going to share with you 3 reasons why you might procrastinate:
The 1st reason why you procrastinate is because you find it difficult to make a decision on the spot. You procrastinate or hesitate because of the fear of making a mistake or you apprehend that the decision you will make will put you off course. In addition, even if you are off course the idea of taking immediate action head on might seem daunting. The problem is that your lack of decision-making ability can lead to anxiety.
The 2nd reason why you procrastinate is simply due to laziness or boredom. You might delay acting on something you know needs to be done because it is just too boring to bare! It could be like tidying up the mess in the garage, decluttering your wardrobe or archiving old administrative documents.
The 3rd reason why you procrastinate is because you believe that you cannot or will not do it today but that you can and will do it tomorrow.
The problem with procrastination is that it brings with it stress and worry. It is a little bit like catch 22 you might feel frustrated because you are not getting things done yet you procrastinate and stomp your feet wasting time.
Procrastination is actually a habit or paradigm and the answer to beating procrastination is to change your habitual behaviour or belief about the way you manage your time.
Beating procrastination matters because the task you are required to fulfil will not go away and will need to be done eventually: If you do not take immediate action, the more you delay the bigger your list of things to do will pile up.
When you get things done now not tomorrow you can see the immediate results, which is encouraging.
It has also been scientifically proven that beating procrastination will reduce stress, increase your productivity, efficiency and well-being as well as give you a sense of satisfaction.
Among the 3 reasons why you might procrastinate I have just shared with you which one do you tend toward the most?
Once you have identified which reason rings true to you, you can implement some of the solutions I have shared with you in this article, so that you can start beating procrastination.
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