Procrastination is all about putting things on hold for later. Postponing tasks so you don’t have to do them right now. For many people, procrastination is a cute little quirk in their personality. These are the people that exclaim “I’m such a procrastinator!” when actually they spend a few moments taking a break at work. For someone who struggles with completing the smallest of tasks because their procrastination habit doesn’t allow them, it can be a serious hurdle in your career and a deterrent to a healthy work ethic.
Procrastination may seem like a daunting entity itself but it isn’t’ impossible to overcome. Here are a few approaches you can curb your procrastination to build a better-disciplined life.
Procrastinators love to plan. Part of the reason is that planning involved no actual work, you trick yourself into thinking planning for something is kind of like doing a part of it.
Doing tasks or getting work done for procrastinators is a huge, scary, daunting task. Procrastinators are looking for instant gratification, work that requires not a lot of effort but enough to justify just laying back to relax. Effective, realistic planning is something procrastinators should practice.
Deconstruct hurdles in your mind. If you want to work out to get fit, the thought of going to the gym every day for a long time may seem too huge to handle. But thinking like a 45-minute brick to a house you’ll eventually turn into a house might help. Procrastinators are visionaries and love to think of what they’ll do or have. It is all about laying those bricks and have visible progress.