Avoiding procrastination is only good advice for false procrastinators. What neither the dictionary nor the fake procrastinators understand is that for a true procrastinator, procrastination is not optional, it’s something they don’t know how not to do.
The sentences I have quoted above are from a major blog. A blog that has been shared more than a few hundred thousand times. It’s something that even I would have accepted a couple of months ago. But the truth is that all those who agree with the blog are people who to date have had no problem doing each task at the last moment.
Personally, I spent my entire education procrastinating. But then recently, a particular issue hit me hard in the face. That’s when I realized I was on the wrong track. It is when life makes something difficult for you that you realize your mistake.
It’s something I don’t know how not to do.
- A story that every procrastinator tells himself when told to avoid last minute jobs. You shouldn’t use avoid, procrastination is one of the few things you should eliminate from your daily routine. A procrastinator believes that the best is when he works under pressure until the end. If you also believe that this is true, you are wrong. That’s the best you’ve ever seen of yourself. You can do much better. Read below to learn how I overcame procrastination.
The STORIES we tell ourselves are what shape our lives and the way we work.
The largest proportion of procrastinators are found among our youth. Getting rid of this habit is an important necessity. We know that in the end we have to do our job. So why not do it with ease, why put an enormous amount of pressure and stress on ourselves? Stress that directly affects our health.
Considering the students, they complain about the work they do, but it is not true in most of the cases. Assigned work is for the entire semester, it is not meant to be completed in just a couple of days. THINK ABOUT IT!
TAKE THE INICIATIVE:
The first step to getting away from procrastination is to stop telling yourself that last minute jobs are the only way you can work. The moment you stop telling yourself this story, you can say that you have reached your first milestone towards success.
I took a few steps to achieve this goal. Follow them and you will see the RESULTS.
1. Review your day.
Make a list of what you have done throughout the day. At first it may seem like a waste of time, but trust me and do it for about a week and it will help you see clearly where most of your time is being used.
For me it was mainly social networking sites and surfing the internet out of curiosity about certain topics. I noticed that it took me about 1 hour to do a 15 minute job. embarrassing right??
Ultimately, reviewing your day will give you a better understanding of why you procrastinate.
2. Be free from distractions.
After learning the reasons why you procrastinate, the next step is to avoid these distractions at work. You don’t have to completely eliminate these distractions, but you should avoid them at work.
Instead of scrolling through your timeline or browsing the internet at random hours, you can set aside a couple of hours just to meet these needs. You do not need to work or write assignments during this period. When you’re at work or college and a random thought occurs to you, instead of immediately turning on your phone and Googling whatever’s on your mind, jot it down and do what’s necessary when you’re free. THIS WILL SAVE YOU A LOT OF TIME AND INCREASE YOUR PRODUCTIVITY.
Many times as humans we tend to forget to do the things that have been assigned to us. A good way to do this is to write it down.
If you have something that you always forget, it’s a good idea to set it as your phone’s password. According to a study, an average person checks their phone 110 times a day. That means you get a reminder 110 times a day without the alarm going off, which means no more headaches.
For example: You need to review your day, a good thing would be to set your password as review. We use our phones several times a day. So you never forget what you have to do.
4. Prioritize your day.
When you wake up early in the morning, you should know what your goals are for the day. Your Day should work within these priorities. Before sleeping there should be no incomplete work. (Assigned jobs for the day)
5. Believe in yourself.
Once you start to believe in yourself and increase your self-confidence, procrastination will be a thing of the past.
There could be many other ways to get rid of procrastination, but these few steps went a long way for me.