What is procrastination? It is a pattern of delaying an essential task, typically by concentrating on less pressing, more enjoyable and simpler activities. It is not the same as being lazy, this is important to note. Raise your hand if this sounds like you. Are you a procrastinator? We know we are!
But why do people procrastinate? Often the case is due to fear of failure of the task they need to complete, so this results in avoiding starting the task in the first place. Other times it is simply a lack of motivation – perhaps the reward of completing the task is not as high as we would like, despite the fact it’s vital to have the task finished. Laying around in bed daydreaming often seems like a much better option than beginning the inevitable task.
The other problem that comes from procrastinating is that it can cause some serious health issues, such as stress and other illnesses. In the end, is might not be worth it for your overall health. So how do we solve the problem of procrastination? How do we change our mindset and tackle the things we rather not tackle?
Here six tips to help you on your way out of procrastination:
At the end of the day, the amazing feeling you will have once completing a daunting task is worth the whole effort. Having done something, feeling proud of your results, and knowing it is off your plate and out of your life is like a breath of fresh air. And once you have completed that task; you can focus your attention on what makes you happy – anything else but that task!
Good luck and happy job hunting.
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