Overcoming Procrastination is very easy, but it’s a long way. Procrastination Meaning: Procrastination is the avoidance of doing a task which needs to be accomplished. It is the practice of doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, or carrying out less urgent tasks instead of more urgent ones.
Most people do not regard procrastination as a major emotional disturbance. That is because it doesn’t hurt at once. That movie you went to may have been a lot of fun but you didn’t get your term paper finished. Now you have to burn the midnight oil, do a poor job of it and hastily submit an inferior product. So your grades suffer, your career suffers. Perhaps, if you make a habit of this, you’ll even drop out of school and alter the whole direction of your life.
Overcoming Procrastination in Three Simple Steps
Procrastination will drive you to different roads away from your destination. Every silly whim you get will drive you off into a new direction and you will forget what you are about. How can you conceivably travel from one point to another if you are going to be sidetracked every time you see something interesting along the road? If you know where you are going, and you discipline yourself to stick to the task, you are likely to reach your goal.
- Face Difficult Tasks: It is easier to face difficult tasks than to avoid them. Very seldom times does time simply cure a bad situation if you do nothing about it. Your dishes don’t get done because you watch television. In short, if something is difficult to do, it is easier to do it than not to do it at all.
- It is More Important to Do than to Do well: If you believe (as most of us have been taught) that if anything is worth doing, do it well, or if you can’t do it right, don’t do it at all. For example, if the baby doesn’t walk well, should the baby stop walking at all? Practically speaking, everything you’ve ever done you did badly at the first time. You got better only because you kept doing it badly for a long time.
- Breaking a Big Task into Small ones: How many times did you find yourself getting bored with what you were doing? Probably a lot of times. That is because you feel you don’t have enough time to do it. This happens because you don’t take a big task and reduce it to a series of smaller tasks. If you did you would be able to do a great deal.
Source: Complex Realities