Have you ever planned your weekend ahead but end up doing nothing? Have you ever rushed through your essays and submit your work just a few minutes before the deadline? Are you the type of person who study just 2 days before your finals and constantly giving yourself a heart attack?
Sounds familiar? If Yes, Congratulations! You can call yourself a Procrastinator! But don’t worry, you are not alone!We have all procrastinated at least once (or still doing it) in our lives.
Luckily, procrastination is not something that we can’t fight over, we just need to better understand the root cause of it and tackle it in the right way!
Being Lazy means not much harm, isn’t it?
In order to have the motivation to counter procrastination, it’s better for you to know how it can easily destroy your life by ruining your personal reputation! Now we are getting serious here!
Discovering The Reasons Why You Procrastinate.
Procrastination is certainly more than just lazy. It involves many different reasons such as fear, stress or just simply being perfectionist! You need to understand the root cause in order to tackle it probably and efficiently!
Sometimes it’s not about the willpower that we need to tackle it, it’s about tackling something bigger than procrastination. You need to understand what stops you from doing what you need to!
Just as said above, procrastination is more than just lazy. By understand which type of procrastinator you are, you can find a better solution to beat this anti-productive monster!
How to Deal With Procrastination?
It’s easy for us to procrastinate without noticing it, so by understanding what signs that indicate that you start to procrastinate helps you put solutions into actions right away!
Prepare for it! We all give ourselves different excuses to delay our work! Here we have a list of things you can say to yourself when you find reasons to stop doing your work!
Once we spot ourselves start to procrastinate, it’s best to put in action to stop it. Something like changing the environment might help you regain focus and concentration!
You might find yourself repeating during the loop of procrastination. Not willing to do the work -> Find excuses to justify -> just stop doing anything -> panic attack about upcoming deadlines -> rush through your work and so-on. By understanding this pattern, it’s easier for you to find ways and know when exactly you need to break the cycle.
Once you start doing something, it’s easier to continue doing it. I love the 2–Minute Rule because it embraces the idea that all sorts of good things happen once you get started.
Do something simple when you really want to take a procrastiantion break! things like checking emails or start writing a list of things you need to do later can helps you relax your mind and at least keep the motivation going!
For people who tend to avoid their work,Trello provides a clear, easy-to-access space for depositing relevant information for getting things done. Once you become familiar with usingTrello, both to enter your to-do list items and to remind yourself of them, you’ll have a smoothly functioning system of recording your activities and plans.
Tackling procrastination is not a 1 time thing. It takes effort and time to take away this bad habit. Don’t rush it and start by practicing habits like setting time slots of breaks can help you get into the zone!
We are all different and we know what work best for us. Given there are lots of options provided above, you have to decide which option is more suitable for you! Feel free to mix them up and set up your own plan!