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Tips on Overcoming Procrastination

By Nkem Egenuka on Tue, 03/04/2018 - 17:14

According to the Psychologist, Dr. Bruise Liese, procrastination is an avoidance of our obligations.

It can take hold on any aspect of a person’s life which can lead to feelings of guilt, inadequacy and self-doubt. Procrastination is simply, not doing what you need/ have to do in a particular period of time

Procrastination can negatively affect our career, business, education, family, relationship, health, religion and others.

 

Dangers of Procrastination

  • Can Cause Setbacks

Procrastination can lead to massive setbacks in career and business and others. This makes the person not to fully actualize his potential.

  • Brings about Anxiety Stress

Doing deferred tasks for a shorter period causes a lot of pressure and increases the risk of mental health challenges.

  • Causes Fatigue

Jugging with so much pending work in order to meet up with deadline an exhaust the mind and body; there by affecting ones sleep.

 

The good news is that procrastination can be overcome, if we  cut off our natural impulses to delay tasks.

 

Ways to Beat Procrastination

  • Take that huge job and break it down into bits first, then get started. That way, it would not be overwhelmed.
  • Evaluate your priorities, goals, strengths and weakness then restructure your daily activities in that manner.
  • Try your best possible to limit your distractions.
  • Make your schedule flexible, that way you would not be tempted to procrastinate.
  • Set a specific goal and have a deadline.
  • Discover your most productive time of the day and do your most important tasks during these periods.
  • Give yourself little rewards when you get things right.

 

Sources

leaderonomics.com/personal

hermag.co

www.researchgate.net

www.inc.com

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www.brainyquote.com

 

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