Myths and Facts about Procrastination – How to defeat it the right way
OK, I’ve delayed enough this post, time to get comfy on a chair and start to explain you a thing or two about procrastination. I’m wont even ask if you’re one of us, I just want to know what type of procrastinator do you fit.
There’s three main archetypes of procrastinators: The Arousers, The Avoiders and The not-decision makers. I’m a big arouser, always waiting till the very last minute to do all my seventeen thousand things. However, being a professional procrastinator has some good and bad results, and we’re going to discuss some of the with you right now.
Time to bust some myths
Sorry to inform you, but procrastination doesn’t get better with time. Actually, Data shows that 1/5 adults are lifelong procrastinators. Well, you probably wont be as much procrastinator as your were in college (7/10 of us are severe adepts of this not-so-cool way of living during college), but that doesn’t mean it goes away after that. Don’t want to be a part of that statistic? Click Here and see 4 easy steps to beat procrastination.
A common misconception is that procrastination is a time-management problem. You cannot control time, you just have to find a way to fit in. A rewarding method may be what you’re needing make time run in your favor. Creating goals and rewards to each and every task is a better strategy than punishing yourself for not doing something. Engage your willpower.
If you’re a slacker, be conscientious about it. Your life may be busy, not denying that, but how are your crops? Already fed the cattle? Fixed the roofs and canned your goods? Time is a constant, and we should be grateful for living in a modern society. A month has 720 hours, and it always had that same amount of hours in the course of history. After all, maybe you’re not that busy, are you?
The bitter pill of reality
Time to get factual in here and accept the reasonable arguments of how harmful being a professional procrastinator can be. In Thirty years (or so), the levels of procrastination raised four times. Why? Not a precise answer, but the development of technology and the easy access to new products and gadgets may be one of the factors. A simpler example: the snooze button. Just don’t press it. Wanna know why? Or Post about habits and productivity explains that
Procrastination may be a huge drawback on your personal and professional life. If your abilities to procrastinate are jeopardizing your job, credit, relationships and health, it’s more than time to make some severe changes. Another fact surrounding the health issue is that procrastination is linked to high levels of consumption of alcohol among those who drink.
Procrastinators may question their abilities, deny a job or some kind of work to prevent failure. Being self confidant and aware that failure is a part of human nature is crucial to personal development. Want to know how defeat those bad habits and become more productive? We’ve told you How to be More Productive Working at Home, so give it a good read and see if those tips talk personally to you.
Tell us in the comment what type of procrastinator are you, and how you battle this nasty behavior.