This is your favorite excuse to squander your time streaming Netflix, browsing the net, or checking tweets and Facebook friends. Rather than doing something productive, you just prefer doing your task tomorrow, or the day after tomorrow.
Then when the deadline arrives, you panic and regret that you should have done it earlier.
Procrastination has become a treasured habit, especially in today’s generation. In just a single click, you can have all the fun and distractions.
The modern life has, unfortunately, turned you into a natural sloth, rather than a hard-working mammal you can be. So what do you need to do?
How to Amazingly Overcome Procrastination and Laziness to Accomplish Your Goals Better
“I’ll do it later”
Before dealing with the problem, you have to understand why you love the problem. Here are some possible reasons.
Why do I procrastinate?
- You just simply don’t want to do something.
- You think you can do it later—in this case, mostly, you are wrong.
- You love working under pressure where the deadliest deadline is the day you’re working on it.
- You have a plan, then a better plan, and then the best plan, until all you’ve done is just the plan, and not the work itself.
- You feel you don’t have enough time today so you move it tomorrow.
- Your eyes are completely glued on your phone or computer.
These selfish and trivial reasons must be thrown into a waste bin. If you believe you are doing great getting work done under pressure, chances are, you’ve done your work in a hurry or the results have flaws that you may have changed if you’ve enough time for it.
So how do I stop procrastinating?
- Stop complaining, start doing. Nothing’s going to happen if you don’t take action. So instead of delaying, goofing, and slacking, get up and do it now.
- Break the goals into small chunks. One step at a time. If your work is too overwhelming, break it into small parts and consume each task one by one.
- Concentrate on the goal. Resist from the temptations and distractions. Think of the joy you’ll feel after the work will be over.
- Find the right environment. If your workspace is too conducive to a cozy sleep, then you should either move to another room, or change the setting of the room into a distraction-free environment.
- Set specific timeline and deadlines. Make a daily task list. Accomplish each task within a certain date and time.
- Seek for help. Don’t hesitate to ask for help. After all, two heads are better than one.
- Refocus your goal. Check the track of your goal. Reflect on the small goals you need to achieve now and think on how you can do them efficiently.
- Surround yourself with motivators. Be with people who have dreams, ambitions, and desires in life. Eventually, they’ll influence your behaviors to motivate you to work better.
- Identify the distractions. Distinguish what websites or mobile apps that rob away the allotted time for your work. Uninstall them for a moment or move them away from you to avoid dawdling.
- Keep a healthy mind and body. The more you are tired and stressful, the more you are likely to procrastinate. Get enough rest and exercise, and eat well.
These are some of the proven ways to combat procrastination. In order to keep yourself on the goal, fight the distractions. Overcoming procrastination can be daunting, but once you’ll get things right, you are one step closer to your success.