What is procrastination?
Procrastination is the act of delaying or postponing something for a later time or near deadline of the work.
For example you may have been given a certain task or project. You may have reminders or writing it down every day / week yet you keep pushing it to a later time.
You have a deadline to do some work. Yet, instead of doing your work, you are doing other things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs and forums. You know you should be working, but you just don’t feel like doing it. The funny thing about procrastination is that you are not the only one doing it. We’ve all been there at one point or the other.
4 Ways to Overcome Procrastination
Overcoming your Fear – Fear is one of the factors that contribute to procrastination. It can be fear of success, fear of mistakes or even fear of making mistakes. If you believe that you’re not capable of succeeding in the said thing. You may be self-handicapping yourself in achieving your goals.
Breaking you project into smaller parts – When your faced with a big project that you have to finish, you may feel hopelessness, intimidated or daunted in looking at the said amount of work you have. In the said one breaking down the project into smaller bits or parts then working on them one by one until you finish.
Eliminating Distractions – Sometimes people find it difficult to finish a certain task due to low concentration and focus. One time you find it that you’re watching movies or on social media platforms for many hours like for example Facebook, Instagram or TikTok. Set your time wisely by giving more time on important tasks and doing the less and more enjoyable things during your free time.
Rewarding yourself – Once you have completed a certain task or goal. You can reward yourself with doing the things you find enjoyable to do. For example watching movies, playing video games, or looking at pictures or videos on social media site.
Breaking the procrastination habit isn’t easy if not everybody would had done it. Also there isn’t a person who became successful while procrastinating. But with the right tools that will suit you and proper mindset that help will in focusing on your goals I believe you can reduce procrastination over time. As it is something that one cannot avoid entirely though using strategies you may find it easier in completing you’re tasks.