“You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again.”
— Benjamin Franklin
Procrastination! We all know this feeling too well, Procrastination simply means delaying or postponing action or put off doing something and wasting time is some other useless activity. But this isn’t the way you need to stay after reading this blog. Just look at some ways to put off procrastination and gear up for action to achieve some great goals.
Why people procrastinate?
People often procrastinate because they are afraid of failing at the task that they need to complete. So, it could be a school or college student postponing studying for an exam till the last minute even he knows how important exams are for them. Or an employee delaying his work till the deadline. A sportsperson delaying his practice or diet. Or even a person avoids going to the gym when after he has given the gym fees too.
How procrastinate can be Danger? In your everyday life.
Procrastination may lead to a serious problem in your simple everyday life. For now, the small task you are leaving today will come up altogether after sometime when maybe that can’t be handle. Regularly going gym will make your fit every day or just can make you 1% better every day.
Why overcome the habit of procrastination?
You may feel like you are enjoying your free time by skipping work or putting work for tomorrow. But the delays will catch up with you again sooner.
So, it would be very beneficial to deal with procrastination before future anxiety, fear, depression. So, some steps to stop the procrastination and unlock your potential.
Plan your day in advance.
There is the reason to keep this point at top as this is followed by most successful peoples and productivity ninjas.
Every night, look at your to-do list, write down the tasks you will be doing tomorrow and track yourself on an everyday basis. Give rewards to yourself if you did well.
You can be even more specific and rank the task according to your priority and try to finish the hard work in the morning when your mind is not in a mess and keep easier work to later.
Become more self-aware and understand the reason for your behavior.
By understanding the behavior, you can easily tackle those reasons and find a solution to that problem. For example, if you are a student delaying your assignment work, the potential reason for delays is a lack of proper knowledge and understanding. Then first start googling the things or find a tutor to get a deep understanding.
A clear vision of your goals.
This should be done in priority. Find the purpose of your life, find what are you good at, find what value you can give to the people. Write down your goals and look at those points every day. It can serve as a helpful reminder to avoid procrastination and get up to win in life.
Calm your mind before starting.
Meditation! Most people told the importance of mindfulness in your life. This won’t cost you anything only 15 min a day. Why not give it a try?
Your messy mind, map of to-dos is distracting you and causing low-level stress more than you even realize. You are missing out very real present. And the present is the only place that living actually happens.
The people around us are the ones that influence us the most and we often start behaving similarly to what we see. Find a good company can be a big factor in how to stop procrastinating and achieving Goals.
Share your plans for success.
Telling others about your plans to succeed you are much likely to stick to those plans. You feel as though they are going to ask you about what you have said you will complete, and it will make you feel more committed and more responsible.
Clean up your workspace.
A messy workspace can make it very hard to concentrate and focus. Make sure to clean up your workspace to ensure that your mind is clear and perfectly ready to get the job done.
Build daily habits that make you feel proud.
Each time you follow through with a small action it gives you the boost you need to tackle another idea on your list. Give yourself some easy games initially to build up the habit of sitting down and stick to the plan. Instead of complete writing a full business plan rather work 20min and take a break and after 10 minutes get to work again. This makes you feel less stressed and eventually, you will be able to do work more efficiently.
Tackle the tough stuff first.
As earlier said instead of going easy stuff from your to-do list try to do tough work first. As your mind is clear when you start to work this makes you do tough work easily and as you finish work move towards easy stuff this will keep up your motivation for work and for sure say bye-bye to procrastination.
Thanks for sticking us till the last so as a reward here is a Bonus fact for you.
Have you listened about Pomodoro technique?
The Pomodoro technique is the time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. Work for 25 minutes and give break and after 10 minutes work again for 25 minutes. And it breaks, you have to give small rewards to trick your mind that he is doing good work. This is basically a mind hack and also you all know about 21 days too. Forcefully make your body follow something for 21 days and after that, this becomes a part of your life your new good habit. Give it a try.
“Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today because if you enjoy it today, you can do it again tomorrow”
– James A. Michener