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.