Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Solution for Procrastination

This is a complex word. But many of you suffer from this bad thing and so do I when I begin to have lots of things to do or I'm tired. This explains my lack of posting.

So what is procrastination?

It is the act of putting off important tasks to a later time.

So imagine you have to buy a book or study or write on a blog and you say "I just want to watch a bit more TV or play a bit more on Facebook and I do it in 2 hours". 2 hours were gone, then tomorrow, the week after, the month after...

And when you look back we've just wasted your time doing small, unnecessary things and you now have lots of important things to do in a small amount of time.

This happened to me last week. I was tired from training and I said "I have to write on my blog tomorrow".
No! I should have said "I have to write on my blog now" and I should have done it immediately.

There is no way to cure procrastination completely but there are methods that help to minimize the effect of it and I'm learning slowly the process.

Do you want to know how to overcome procrastination?

Simple. Reward yourself. 

For example you have to study for an exam that it is in 1 month. You know you have to study everyday in order to cover every topic of the subject. But you think "I have a lot of time, it is in 1 month". You fail!

Now think like this: if I study everyday afterwards I can eat a chocolate (or do something you like but do it immediately after studying, just don't eat the chocolate before studying!).

I'm slowly getting into this rhythm. And you can do it as well. 

If you overcome procrastination your going to be a better person and high priority tasks will be done without thinking.

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