We all have procrastinated at least once in our lives some way or the other. It is one of the challenges we face in our lives. Procrastination is the tendency to avoid, delay or postpone unpleasant or stressful tasks that are often very important and replace them with something that is less important. We often leave things to be done at the last moment. Some People even label it by saying they work better “under pressure”. Procrastination is one of the main obstacles which block us from getting up, make the right decisions and live the dream life we dream about.
Sometimes we see all our opportunities seem so much closer yet we don’t get to reach them. When a person procrastinates, he/she wastes valuable time that they could be using in something fruitful. It turns out as our biggest enemies. Once you get to have a grip on it, you will be able to accomplish more and in doing so better utilize the potential that life has to offer.
Time and tide wait for none. Indeed. The realization hits when the clock seems to be ticking faster and yet you haven’t been able to do the task you were assigned for. The helplessness and the regret one feels are some of the worst effects of procrastination.
We tend to procrastinate because low self-esteem makes us feel that we won’t be able to get a task or project done the right way. It only intensifies feelings of low self-esteem, making us doubt ourselves even more. We tend to make poor decisions due to a lack of confidence, pessimistic thoughts, and negative feelings. It can also affect a person’s reputation if he/she is linked with an organization. This feature would make people stop relying on you and thereby avoiding you. This is a vicious circle that goes around and has no ending point.
Making a To-do List in the morning, avoiding multitasking, not keeping your cell phone around during work, setting a reward for yourself after doing the work are some of the many ways you can fight procrastination.
Text by: Ankita Dutta, IBTN9