My Letter to those who Procrastinate. ✉

Sometimes, those big important tasks are just so daunting. We do not know where to begin and that is when we tend to Procrastinate.

Procrastination is all about lying to yourself and trying to put off things that you are supposed to do.

A wise old man once said, “Procrastination is a Lazy Man’s Apology.”

Ironically, Procrastinating gives you a Sense of Control.

Okay, let us say you are the creative type. You are an artist.

You are a writer.

You need your ideas to be clear and finished in your mind, so that your project will not be an ‘Unfinished task’.

You do not want to rush into the project and eventually have a ‘Creative block’.

So, you tend to procrastinate so as to get new and innovative ideas. REALLY!

When you Fear Failure,

You desire control meaning :

You are trying to control the outcome of any projects that you are about to take.

There is research about Perfectionism

Perfectionism is also a way to Procrastinate any task that you have at hand. If you are a Perfectionist, there is a tendency you can delay any project that you have at hand so that you can have that Perfect Feature in your work.

Perfectionism and Procrastination together can bring about depression, anxiety and this also can take a real toll on your mental state.

You procrastinate by putting off tasks and Chores at nearly every chance you get.

It does a lot more harm than you think. This means you have launched an all-out battle in your mind. Do it and Don’t do it Battle.

You tend to Procrastinate because it puts you in a happy place. It feels good does not mean it is good for you.

Later, You will have a high level of guilt and anxiety. Not only that, when you procrastinate, it can increase low self-confidence, depression, and low energy.

Of course, that is not what you want in your life and your lifestyle because of the later effects it will have in your mind.

Clearly, You are not the best in regulating yourself. So, you must trick yourself into getting the job done.

Just think about the projects you want to do. Instead of going all in, try to break it down and divide the task into segments (bit by bit). After the task, reward yourself by saying, “That is a good job I have done”.

Trust me, the task will become less daunting.

You can also start a task by doing the bit you like the best before going to other bits.

You should plan to clear distraction that will obstruct your ability to procrastinate.  The less temptations, the better your mind is against Procrastination.

Remember, It is all in the Mind.

Until Next time, Stay Calm.

If you believe you can accomplish everything by “cramming” at the eleventh hour, by all means, do not lift a finger now. But you may think twice about beginning to build your ark once it has already started raining.”

– Max Brooks

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