I’ll do it tomorrow? How many times have you said that in your head? You know what that’s called, it’s procrastination! Realize it, recognize it and nip it in the bud. The shadow of procrastination and laziness is always lurking so it’s important to work to overcome this habit.
Laziness creates a snowball effect of procrastination because everything that should have been done is being pushed back. Procrastination creates undo stress which in turn, creates negative emotions like:
5. Breaks in Between. It’s important to give yourself small breaks between tasks just to relax and do a little mental preparation before moving onto the next item on your list of things to do. Small break does not mean an hour…. 10-15 minutes are more ideal. That gives you time to have a snack or even put that next load of laundry in the wash.
There’s no concrete solution to completely eliminate procrastination. We all “just don’t feel like it” sometimes. We can however, work toward making an effort to get ‘er done even if we “just don’t feel like it”. For most times that I’ve been lazy and not done what I was supposed to do, I’ve regretted the decision but in turn, have always genuinely felt better upon completion of the things that I did not procrastinate to do.
What are your thoughts on combating procrastination?