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What is Procrastination?

What is Procrastination?

Delaying or postponing tasks till the very last minute or after their due date is known as procrastination. It is also defined as the type of self-regulation failure defined by the unreasonable postponement of duties in spite of possible drawbacks.


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Consequences of Procrastination

Consequences of Procrastination

Procrastination only turns into a more significant problem when it starts to interfere with a person’s everyday life and becomes chronic. In some cases, poor time management is not only a problem—it’s a big part of their way of life.

> Increased levels of sickness and stress.

> Stress...


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Think of these as your exercises for procrastination:

1. Create a to-do list and consider adding a deadline to each item to help you stay on track.

2. Make little movements: To make your duties look less daunting, divide up the items on your list into smaller, more doable jobs.



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Do you know about the 10-minute rule in psychology?

This guideline advises taking immediate action to overcome procrastination. Ideally, start with a simple task that will take at least ten minutes to complete. If you find it easier, schedule a precise 10-minute work period and stick to it.


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why productivity matters:

> Reduced Stress.

> Improved Well-Being.

> Better Engagement with work.

> Improved sense of purpose.

> Improved Mood.


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4. Aim for two minutes:

According to the two-minute rule, you should finish chores that take two minutes or less and give yourself two minutes to begin any small tasks that you have been putting off.

5. Time-block your itinerary:

You can also b...


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The Psychology behind why people Procrastinate?

The Psychology behind why people Procrastinate?

It is due to something inherently unpleasant about the task itself. Let’s take an example – having to clean a dirty bathroom.It might also stem from more profound emotions associated with the work, such as uncertainty about oneself, low self-worth, nervousness, or insecurity.


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A person or group completes a quantity of work in a predetermined length of time, which is known as productivity. You may accomplish more with less time or effort if you are more productive.


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“Procrastination has been called a thief—the thief of time. I wish it were no worse than a thief. It is a murderer; and that which it kills is not time merely, but the immortal soul.”



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"So when you find yourself procrastinating, the first thing I want you do Is identify why you don't want to do the task at hand. Think about it. You don’t have to force yourself to do the task that you enjoy. So when you recognize that you only encounter resistance wh...



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Strategies to Boost Productivity

Strategies to Boost Productivity

1. Focus on one task at a time:

While juggling projects or tasks may eventually enable you to complete them, concentrating on one at a time may increase productivity.

2. Take frequent Pauses:

Although it may be tempting to put off taking a break...


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"The trouble is that you think you have time.”



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Reasons why people procrastinate:

Reasons why people procrastinate:

● Not knowing how to do something.

● Not care if it gets done or not.

● Not having the courage to begin

● Accusing illness or ill health

● Believing you can complete it in the nick of time.

● Requiring time to reflect on the assignment.

● Putting off one activi...


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4. Get rid of distractions: Consider what diverts your attention the most, such as Facebook updates, Instagram, or the local news, and switch off those sources.

5. Reward yourself: Give yourself a pat on the back when you complete a task on your to-do list ...


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Allow yourself to shine without the desire to be seen...

“Procrastination is my sin. It brings me naught but sorrow. I know that I should stop it. In fact, I will — tomorrow!” — Attributed to Gloria Pitzer

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Procrastination And The Fear Of Failure

Recent studies on procrastination seems to suggest that the fear of failure could be a core reason for postponing tasks, as it is hard to:

  1. Amend mistakes.
  2. Lack of expected progress even with the effort being put.
  3. A wasted day having a spillover effe...

Procrastination is an emotional management problem.

Procrastination is an emotional management problem.

From a distance, procrastination looks like a time management problem. There is growing evidence that it is rather an emotional management problem — a flight response. Instead of facing the problem, we evade it. And how do other fear responses work? Here we go:

  • FIGHT: last-minute deadl...

Procrastination of some kind is inevitable

The point isn’t to eradicate procrastination but to choose more wisely what you’re going to procrastinate on, in order to focus on what matters most. The real measure of any time management technique is whether or not it helps you neglect the right things.

  • The ...


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