Hello there, procrastinators all around the internet, what are you going to procrastinate today? We need to recognize that procrastination is a real throwback, but what is behind its science? DO (not) READ THIS LATER!
1. Why do we procrastinate?
Really, why? It is important to acknowledge the reason behind this process. When it comes to school work, there is often that the fear of not meeting your teacher’s expectation or the fact that you are afraid of not knowing where to start. But what about the heavy things that you keep push later?
Psychologically, there may be a lot of reasons. Maybe the tusk is something that triggers some past trauma, or your insecurities. Of course, you just can’t work in those conditions. Procrastination is often associated with anxiety. And before you start judging yourself that you meet again your deadline on the edge, you have to see what made you procrastinate.
2. Is procrastination laziness?
No, it isn’t. Maybe there are cases where you feel tired physically or emotionally exhausted, and you decide to end your day there, but that isn’t called procrastination. That is just a healthy decision made on the body signals you receive. That is self-care.
As previously said, procrastination has some psychological reasons behind it and that doesn’t mean that you are lazy. You might think that you have bad time management skills or that you just can’t pull yourself together to do something. I know the feeling.
I know the harsh judgment that comes with procrastination, but try to just listen to your body and mind and see what is happening.
3. Procrastination is a way to be more creative and productive
Talking about the last-minute assignment, there could seem that the best ideas just came in the last moments. But I think they could have been attained before the deadline. The stress of finishing a task is heavy, and that may be the factor of your procrastination.
For me, the best way to test my procrastination and to see its roots is to try to start doing the thing I keep putting off. It may seem like self-torture, but the minute I start doing something and see the way that task could be fulfilled, I start feeling better and the temptation to procrastinate goes away.
In that case, the best solution to procrastination is to call for help. Maybe send an email to your teacher, professor, instructor or you could ask for help from a college, friend, and so on. Knowing the method of doing something gives you clear insights and you feel you have more control over the situation.
Don’t rely on last-minute inspiration, because it may not be effective when it comes to bigger projects. You need time to process the information and to know what to do with it.
4. Put your deadlines
Here is the thing, to stop procrastinating, I try to put my deadlines, a few days before the actual deadline. I try to analyze the real-time I need to complete a specific task. If you trick your brain to believe in your deadline, your work will be harder to procrastinate. Even if you work at the last minute, that isn’t the real deadline and you have extra time.
This is still a method I try to adopt, so take my words with a pinch of salt. Keep in mind that procrastination has serious reasons behind it. Ask for help and don’t go through this alone!
Procrastination can make you feel that you have no self-control, but there are some serious reasons behind it. Try and find your own explanation and work on your solutions. You can work on it!