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How Can I Stop Procrastinating?: Overcoming the Habit of Delaying Important Tasks

How Can I Stop Procrastinating?: Overcoming the Habit of Delaying Important Tasks

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If we procrastinate over a long period of time, we can become demotivated and disillusioned with our work, which can lead to depression and even job loss, in extreme cases.

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You are not alone

  • 95% of all people procrastinate.
  • We all have to deal with it to some degree

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You are NOT lazy

Procrastination is an active process – you choose to do something else instead of the task that you know you should be doing. In contrast, laziness suggests apathy, inactivity and an unwillingness to act.

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Derive the problem

You need to understand the reasons why you are procrastinating before you can begin to tackle it. Motivation is a formula.

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Perfectionists: allow yourself to be okay with imperfections

Surprisingly, perfectionists  are often procrastinators. Often, they'd rather avoid doing a task that they don't feel they have the skills to do, than do it imperfectly.

Allow the world to be imperfect. Some is better than none, always.

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Focus on the problem

  • Forgive yourself for procrastinating in the past. Studies show that self-forgiveness can help you to feel more positive about yourself and reduce the likelihood of procrastination in the future.
  • Commit to the task. Focus on doing, not avoiding . Write down the tasks that you need to complete, and specify a time for doing them. This will help you to proactively tackle your work.
  • You

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Make sure you want it

Most of the time when people procrastinate because it's something they don't want to do themselves. Align yourself with the task and the end result and make sure that you want it

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