How To Deal With Procrastination

Editorials News | Apr-13-2021

How To Deal With Procrastination

We have thousands of excuses to postpone the work for later and we even try to convince ourselves with these excuses that it is better to not work right now. In reality, we are just fooling ourselves thinking that this is the best way, to make excuses.

Postponing every little task for later becomes a habit after a while and that habit of avoiding work by making excuses is known as Procrastination. We sometimes postpone tasks because we feel that today is not the right time to do this task or else we will be able to do these tasks tomorrow, but in most cases, it is an excuse to postpone the work.

Procrastination is the thief of time. It makes the easy task very hard, a hard task even harder. When we postpone a task for later, we are telling our subconscious mind that I am unable to do this task today or I do not like to do it due to our laziness or fear.

And every time we postpone that task tomorrow, we often reinforce in our subconscious mind with the assurance that we will complete it later or right now is not the best time to do it. We postpone tasks because at this time we are not feeling good about doing the work or we feel that we will be able to do this work better tomorrow. We should stop looking for excuses to avoid work and believe that the best time to do the work is today and now.

Recharging yourself before starting work by yoga, listening to music, watching motivational videos, or taking a nap for a few minutes of sleep, etc can boost productivity. This will change your mood and you will be able to prepare yourself to do that work.

Make a list of tasks on a paper and write your plan on paper. Do not waste too much time planning work. And don't change your plan, again and again, just do the work. Planning for a long time only delays us from starting the work.

Concentrate on that task and stop disruptions of concentration such as social media, television, etc. until the work is completed. These things can distract you and waste your time, and the more we delay the task, the more likely we are to leave it altogether. Divide the work into small parts and complete it. Think about only a small part of that work at a time and concentrate on completing that small part. This makes the task easier for us and when we complete it apart, our confidence increases, which strengthens our willpower to complete that task.

By- Simran Raghav