maandag 4 juli 2011

Eliminate procrastination

Are you affected?
Have you ever seen your most important tasks being put off until later and then later and later, while you are getting busy with many not so important activities? Did you hope that you may have more time and better mood in the future to start the task and do it properly? Does an approaching deadline mean a crisis for you? Do you keep hesitating every time you make a decision?

If you often see yourself in such low productivity situations, then there is a big chance that your life got under control of the procrastination habit. And those situations are only the most explicit symptoms.

What is it?
A basic definition of procrastination is putting off the things that you should be doing now. This happens with all of us time after time.

Yet, what makes a big difference for your success is your ability to recognize procrastination reasons and expressions in their different forms, and to promptly take them under control, before this bad habit steals your opportunities, damages your career and pride, or destroys your relationships. So why do not you do it now?

Causes of procrastination

What are typical reasons why you procrastinate? Procrastination: Do it now! Here are a few of the most common situations to consider in your anti procrastination efforts.

It can be as simple as

    Waiting for the right mood
    Waiting for the right time

Then look at the way you organize your work. You may notice other reasons for procrastination like

  •     Lack of clear goals
  •     Underestimating the difficulty of the tasks
  •     Underestimating the time required to complete the tasks
  •     Unclear standards for the task outcomes
  •     Feeling as the tasks are imposed on you from outside
  •     Too ambiguous tasks

And there are also many connections with

  •     Underdeveloped decision making skills
  •     Fear of failure or fear of success
  •     Perfectionism

11 opmerkingen:

  1. Interesting post, thanks!

  2. I definitely have problems with this...

  3. I think everyone can relate to this!

  4. I still don't really know how to eliminate it though. Do you have more tips?

  5. man this gets me every time. I always say ill do it later then i just find another reason to say some other time.

  6. ill really have to work on this too

  7. You define procrastination very well. The problem I have is especially the lack of clear goals. maybe your advice helpes!

  8. Found ya through Rask...

    Y'know, you have quite a positive blog here! Think I'll follow ya and continue enjoying it.

    Here's to more good posts from ya!

  9. I will need to read this alot this year