Procrastination “Will do it later”

One of the most well-known proverbs in the English language is, “Procrastination is the thief of time.”

We’ve all battled with procrastination at some point in our lives.

We have struggled with postponing, evading, and procrastinating on problems that are important to each other for as long as humans have existed.

When a person procrastinates or waits too long to do anything, he eventually finds himself in a situation where he has very little time to complete the work.
Being timely is the key to achieving success in life. A person has a limited amount of time to attain success, and he must accomplish several tasks in a short period.

In today’s post, we will be looking at four (4) proven ways to overcome it and be productive. The following are the ways;

The First Step is to Be Aware.
To conquer procrastination, you must first grasp the reason why you procrastinate and the role procrastination plays in your life. If you don’t comprehend the basis of the problem, you won’t be able to come up with a viable solution. As with other difficulties, the key to figuring out how to stop procrastinating is awareness and self-knowledge. Understanding how procrastination prevents many people from feeling incompetent and remembering this when they are tempted to slip back into old, unproductive postponing behaviours goes a long way toward correcting the problem.

Techniques for Time Management: A Piece of the Story.
Time management skills and tools are essential for overcoming procrastination, but they are insufficient on their own. Furthermore, not all time management techniques are equally effective in combating procrastination. Some time management approaches are effective in combating procrastination, while others can exacerbate the problem. The ones that focus on reducing worry and dread while emphasizing the satisfaction and rewards of accomplishing activities are the most effective. Those who are rigid, highlight the importance of work, and raise worry might cause procrastination and so be counterproductive. Making a long list of “to-dos” or scheduling every minute of your day, for example, might increase stress and hence procrastination. Set sensible objectives instead, break big tasks down, and give yourself flexibility and allot time to things you enjoy as rewards for work completed.

Motivation: Finding Reasons to join in Beneficial Tasks.
It’s vital to stay motivated for productive reasons to overcome procrastination. I use the term “productive reasons” to refer to motivations for learning and achievement that result in positive, constructive, and rewarding feelings and behaviours. These motives contrast with doing something out of fear of failure, to avoid making your parents upset, to avoid looking stupid, or to “show off” by performing better than others. While these are all valid reasons for doing something — and often very strong ones — they are ineffective because they elicit maladaptive, often negative feelings and actions. If you’re worried about appearing stupid, you might not ask questions, explore new topics, attempt new ways or take the necessary sacrifices to learn new skills and achieve new heights. Developing and focusing on your goals is a great method to get the positive motivation going. Identify and write down your reasons for enrolling in a course, and use a goal-setting chart to track your progress toward your objectives. Remember to keep your attention on your motivations and objectives. Other people’s goals for you are more like obligations than goals.

Staying Motivated: To be Engaged, You Must Be Active.
Remaining fully involved in your studies is another strategy for combating procrastination. Unless you’re a slacker in class, you’re probably not “getting into” the material, which dampens your motivation. Furthermore, if you are inactive, you are likely not getting the most out of the course and course materials. Nonsense and perplexity are not entertaining; in fact, they are tedious and aggravating. We don’t want to do tasks that are tedious or frustrating very often. To avoid this, make it a goal to truly comprehend course material rather than simply memorize it or “get through it.” Instead, consider

  1. Looking for what interests and concerns you in the course materials.
  2. Define your own goals for each reading and class session.
  3. Asking yourself (and others) questions about what you’re learning.

In summary, following these proven ways will put you on a path out of procrastination to becoming achievers. I edge you to stick to the process else it will be for nothing. Be a go-getter and stay positive.

There is more time to do it




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