In your 9-5 job, you’re trying to multitask but cannot get done with even one task, and the clock is ticking while silently cursing yourself for not getting started with work earlier in the day? What went wrong? Why did you lose focus? How did this happen? You often go through your read emails folder, scroll through social media platforms for hours, take countless coffee breaks, whereas you could’ve utilized that time getting your work done on priority. Does it happen with you often? You’re not alone! This is what you call procrastination. It’s like a trap you find yourself into. It may sound comforting to know that most individuals do the same, but it is important to realize how much it holds you back. While procrastinating, you happen to ignore the task at hand and indulge in more enjoyable activities, making you feel guilty and stressed out. It reduces the level of productivity within you and does not help in accomplishing your goals. If this practice continues for a longer time, it may make you feel demotivated, leading to extreme cases like losing your job. It is not impossible to overcome procrastinating. You may try the following ways to be able to help you prevent procrastination:
Have you ever had to push your broken-down car? If you have, you know how it is once your car starts moving, it gets easier for you to make it functional. You can do the same in your everyday tasks. If you try to mobilize each of your skills and push yourself into getting on with your work for the day, you may get the job done right.
You don’t have to focus on managing your time only but also how you manage it according to the right energy levels. No matter how focused you may be, you will have productive and not-so-productive days. You may want to push yourself while doing your everyday tasks but not lose out on your energy levels. You may take a walk or a nap if you feel tired while working. And if you feel your energy is being drained a bit too much, you may take a break and speak to someone you’re close to. It would help if you resolved your energy first after procrastinating enough on something.
Fear may lead to procrastination. Two things that hold you back are the fear of not being able to succeed rightly or the fear of failing at almost everything you’ve been asked to do. Even though failure is an integral part of the way to success, success is still nothing but lots of failures leading to success. In order to succeed in any and every aspect of life, you must not be afraid to fail, causing you to excessively procrastinate but to learn and gain experiences from it. It is important to understand why you procrastinate and what makes you do so, only to be able to master the way to overcome it and get things done rightly today!