How To Overcome Procrastination
A good number of people procrastinate for a good number of reasons. Heck, even the most organized person in the world has once been a victim of procrastination at some point in his life. Procrastination chooses no one and it can happen to just about anyone. Good thing there are people who, through trial-and-error, have found ways to overcome procrastination and to stop it from haunting them.
Be true to yourself.
You know yourself well enough to assess whether or not you can accomplish what is required. But if you can’t, be honest so you can delegate the task to someone else. An example is when your boss assigns a tough task to you. Out of pride, you don’t want to admit that you’re having trouble and asking someone for help is the last thing on your mind because you don’t want your boss to think you’re not cut out for the job. And because the task is causing you stress you keep putting it off, delaying work until such time you figure something out. Doing so only delays the task even more and not only that, it also prolongs your agony. And besides, even when you do complete it, are you sure that it will meet the standard and the demands of your employer? If you are dubious, the best thing to do is to be honest about it. Delegating task or asking for help minimizes your chance to procrastinate.
Remember the time when you did a similar task.
When you are faced with a challenging task and you find yourself on the verge of procrastinating try to recall a time when you did something similarly and remember how you got through it. Sometimes it helps because it puts your mind in a proper perspective. And it helps a lot that the task you did before ended in amazing results. You don’t have to torture yourself; a few minutes of recollection can create a big difference in your work.
Let’s be honest, procrastination is something that is hard to beat because if it were so simple, ninety-five percent of the population wouldn’t be hounding doctors’ offices asking for help. The trick and the secret to overcoming procrastination is to identify that you are about to procrastinate and stop yourself before you set one foot inside. And you can do so by following our four simple ways to put an end to procrastination. It’s not going to be easy since there are countless of distractions around us but if you implement these strategies and stick to it you can get started on your tasks, see progress, and find yourself soaring high with potential. Plus you get to do away with the stress and the anxiety that comes with procrastination. So what are you waiting for? Do what needs to be done.