Procrastination Is Stopping You From Reaching Your Potential: Beat It

Procrastination is self-harming at a mental level

Bryan Dijkhuizen
Mind Cafe
Published in
4 min readFeb 19, 2022

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Last year my sister told me she had issues with getting productive and staying focused when doing her school. She’s a procrastinator, and she wants that to stop so she asked me for tips.

Procrastination is very humane, everybody does it — including me. But it’s very comforting to not do something instead of doing something.

Like many other bad habits, you can get rid of it, but you need to work on it and nobody can help you — you gotta do it yourself.

Acknowledge That You’re Procrastinating

First. You gotta find out if you’re procrastinating, or that’s you’re just lazy — because those two things are not the same.

One of the most prominent signs that you’re a procrastinator is when you’re constantly shifting your to-do list: you’ve got one item on your to-do list for a very long time and keep adding it to the next day or period over and over again

Before you can begin to address the issue of procrastination, you must first identify the causes behind your behavior.

Why are you doing this? Don’t you like the task you gotta complete or is it has…

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Bryan Dijkhuizen
Mind Cafe

Dutch Writer with Natural Urge to Travel — Editor for Mind Cafe & Featured in Start it Up, Better Marketing & Better Humans — https://bryandijkh.substack.com/