The danger in procrastination

Procrastinating-definition

Procrastination is a man’s worst enemy. Even if sometime he doesn’t realize it. Almost every day we see this happening around us, or even worse, we see ourselves doing it. Finding reasons or even excuses not to work on something now, maybe we don’t like those kind of tasks or maybe you find it a bit too difficult and you don’t feel like your mentally u to it.

Whatever the reason, the end result is the same; work piled up so much that you suddenly realize it is too much to finish given the time frame.  This brings us to some very important reasons why procrastination is not a very wise action.

Feeling overloaded in the end
Procrastination is putting off something intentionally for later, while knowing that it is best to do it now. If too much tasks are procrastinated you will find yourself in a maze of jobs that need to be done within very a very short time, causing a last minute rush.

Lower productivity
Due to the last minute rush, people find themselves having too much to do within a very short time. This may lead to them producing shady and lower quality results in the rush to remain within the stipulated time frame.

In most cases, procrastination is caused because activities which are less important are given more preference compared to the important ones, often just because it’s more fun or easier to perform.

Since procrastination can cause a lot of stress and even declined productivity, its best to work on yourself to stop doing it. For starters, these two tips can help you to start being a better and more productive person;

Dividing a huge task into short achievable tasks
This will make it easier to start a long project; a journey of a thousand miles starts with one step. It will be helpful to reward yourself for every successful short milestone you have completed.

Be in a constructive environment
Avoid irresistible temptations by staying in a constructive environment. This way you will be able to focus on the most important things. Social networks can be a huge factor leading to procrastination and keeping away from them at least until you are done would be a wise thing to do.

 

Marciano S. Lie A Young
http://www.marcianolieayoung.com
http://www.twitter.com/marcianolie

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