Procrastination means looking for reasons and excuses to postpone an action you should do. It’s very bad. Many people procrastinate and they’ve felt the impact in various ways. Read this article to learn the effects of procrastination and how to avoid it
Inability to complete tasks
You may have something important to do but because of laziness, you’ll snub and snub it until it’s no longer required. This’ll make you lose many things
Loss of time
Imagine the time you spent trying to snub what you snubbed. Suppose you did it all along, you’d have extra time to do other stuffs but hey, you wasted it all because of laziness
Inability to accomplish plans
When you have a goal and you’ve planned for it, procrastination makes it more difficult to achieve your goals because plan works hand in hand with time. By the time you shift time, remember you can’t shift the deadline of your plans. Therefore you may shift time out of the period required by your plan
Disqualified for opportunities
When opportunity meets requirements, success comes. What if you’re required to do something so that you may be qualified for an upcoming offer? By the time you procrastinate, you may lose that offer
Stagnation of various aspects of your life
By the time you find silly excuses to shift your tasks, this behavior would definitively affect various aspects of your life. Examples of such aspects are career, personal, education, etc.
Inferiority complex comes when you don’t match up to the standard of others. Let’s say you have clothes to wash but you’ve been postponing and postponing it. What would you do when all your clean clothes are dirty? You’ll wear them that way causing low self-esteem
How to Deal With procrastination
Know it doesn’t Work
This is essential. You should know that anyone who doesn’t prepare before hand for procrastination, stands the chance of procrastinating. Why? No matter how strong, everyone has their weak spot.
Prepare for it
You can prepare beforehand against procrastination by
-Knowing your weak spot
-Making sure it won’t be your problem when you’ve got plans by satisfying it beforehand
-Always being cautious
By the time you do these, you’ll definitely be prepared against procrastination
Know what’s waiting for you
What’s your goal? What do you want to achieve? By the time you know this, move on to the next step
Value what’s waiting for you
You should develop utmost value for your goals. This’ll give procrastination less room to come in. When you value what’s waiting for you at the other side, you’ll definitely cross the bridge
Anticipate before you act
Do this by knowing the challenges that’ll come. Anticipate by listening to your body and knowing whether it’s ready to accomplish a goal. When you do this, you’ll act only when the time comes.
Make and follow your priority list
A reason why people procrastinate is mixed up priorities. When people do something they shouldn’t be doing now (perhaps because they’ve got other stuffs to do), they’ll become lazy and procrastinate. However, if you follow your made priority list, achieving your goal wouldn’t be that difficult
Plan for personal breaks
Your body isn’t made of wood. You need rest. When you’re planning how to achieve your goal, make sure you place time you’ll use in resting. When you do this, there’ll be less room for laziness because you know there’s resting time
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Nice one yommy!