How to Eliminate Procrastination

“Hard work is often the easy work you did not do at the proper time.” –Bernard Meltzer

How are you affected?
Do you ever go about doing your ‘easy’ unimportant tasks while the important ones are left waiting in the wings?  Do you study your easy school subjects and then not have time to study your more difficult school subjects?  Are you hoping that you would have more time and feel more like doing the important ones later? When you have an approaching deadline, do you go into ‘crisis’ mode? Does hesitation come before every decision you have to make?

If you seem to be always involved in the less productive activities, then there is a pretty good chance that your life is under the control of the procrastination habit. And these are only some of the symptoms.

What is procrastination?
A basic definition of procrastination is putting off the things that you should be doing now. This happens with all of us sometimes.

Yet, what makes a big difference for your success is your ability to recognize procrastination reasons and expressions in their different forms, and to promptly take them under control, before this bad habit steals your opportunities and/or damages your high school grades and chances of moving onto college. So why do not you do it now?

What are some causes of procrastination?
What are typical reasons why you procrastinate? Here are a few of the most common situations to consider in your anti procrastination efforts. It can be as simple as

  • Waiting for the right mood
  • Waiting for the right time

Then look at the way you organize your work. You may notice other reasons for procrastination like

  • Lack of clear goals
  • Underestimating the difficulty of the tasks
  • Underestimating the time required to complete the tasks
  • Unclear standards for the task outcomes
  • Feeling as the tasks are imposed on you from outside
  • Too ambiguous tasks

And there are also many connections with

  • Underdeveloped decision making skills
  • Fear of failure or fear of success
  • Perfectionism

Take a look at these above issues and correct one a week until you are no longer in the procrastination habit.

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