Do you deal with the sin of sloth ???
Procrastination is a challenge that humans have always faced . Struggling, delaying, avoiding and offering excuses on issues that matter is an old habit. It is a state where you act against your better judgement and then find yourself trapped.
Almost every person has experienced the thought of getting back in shape , when you decide that ‘From tomorrow I’m on a diet and I’ll excercise regularly untill I loose those extra 5 kilos’ ,but three days later you find yourself drooling over pizza and don’t even realise when you took a bite because you’d think one bite won’t make any difference would it? Have you delayed calling your best friend for days on end for no good reason ? Have you caught yourself staring at the dust gathering on the fan for weeks and not do anything about it ? Have you wanted to quit alcohol for months but there’s no coming of that one last shot? Have you wanted to wake up at 7am in the morning but slept for just 15 more minutes? Have you kept postponing an important assignment for days untill the deadline is just above your head ?If yes then you have dealt with procrastination.
Procrastination loves tomorrow , it makes you realise that tomorrow is the best day ever and it will throw plenty of reasons at you to show you why tomorrow is the ideal time! Without any notice it makes you lazy and that causes underperformance and dawdling. You’ll hate discipline and never follow rules.
People spoil their careers, relationships, and their health because of procrastination and it only causes self-hatred, regret and guilt.
The past is of course, irredeemable. But, our future lies ahead of us. Gearing up to beat our laziness by making it a point to stick to our schedules, following a disciplined routine and remaining focused on our goals to achieve what we want to is the way to fight procrastination.Some ways to deal with it are :-
• Make an enemy list : What distracts you?
• Oh … What am I doing? : When you get distracted remind yourself why you started, dedicate your time to one particular task untill you finish it.
• Become a visionary : Be a person who sees the connection between their present and future. Discern the difference it’d make of when you get distracted and when you do not. Ask yourself where you see yourself a year from today and are you putting efforts in the right direction?
• Just one more try! : The next time you are tired and want to postpone that final push ask yourself ‘Can I try one more time? – YES’, ‘Will I get this opportunity again? – NO’
Have patience. It takes time to make a change so keep on trying, it’s not impossible. Consistency is the key.