All of you must be aware of these famous lines by Kabir das,
Procrastination is the thief of the time, one can delay his work but cannot control his time. Time will flow with its speed and at one moment, you will feel that time to perform the task which you delayed have been slipped off from your hands. Many people confused procrastination with laziness.
But let me tell you that both these terms are different with a minute difference, procrastination is to do one task just to avoid the other task because of the fear of failure, but laziness means “not doing anything”,
You may found out that many of your friends can complete there work on time but some are always late and even their work involves many errors, the reason being the more you delay the work, the more time it will take to get completed and even involves many errors. After all, our mind has now shaped itself that the work involves fear of failure and, whenever fear comes in place, the chances of error increases because our focus gets replaced by fear.
So here we are listing 7 steps which by adopting can help you to fight procrastination and to bring your life in tune with time.
- Pick and fight your poison – The key to beating procrastination is the focus. We often give ourselves too many things to do and become overwhelmed. Start by choosing just ONE thing that you’ve been procrastinating and commit to complete that task in the next week
- Plan for every next 5 minutes – Almost everything you could ever hope to do in life can be broken down into smaller parts, which you can then tackle head-on. Small tasks are easier to complete, require less time, and are less daunting to attempt. Divide your day in smaller time frames, try to complete the task in a specified time, and inspect the loopholes, rework on your schedule and improve it daily. Remember: Small action is still action. Five minutes can make all the difference.
- Take a short walk – A walk is the cure of everything, our brain gets rewired every time we take a walk and it helps improve the focus. A small walk will sharpen your brain and will boost your mind.
- Pick up a Video or a Book – Pick a video or a book that gets you energized, and watch/read it whenever you want to tackle something you’ve been procrastinating. The brain likes to have a trigger to create a new habit, plus you’re more likely to follow through when you’re feeling good in your body.
- Never Regret your past procrastination – Research shows that the more you can forgive yourself for past procrastination, the more likely you are to overcome your current procrastination and take action. Practice self-compassion when thinking of your experience procrastinating.
- Let it Go – Most people put way too much on their To-Do list. One way to stop procrastinating something is to decide you’re never going to do it. What can you take off your to-do list? Try crossing something off your list simply because you realize you don’t need to do that thing…ever. Permit yourself to let it go.
- Start Today – As mentioned at the beginning of the article, always try to push yourself to complete your work right now, the delayed the work the more time it requires to get completed.
Try to work on all the above-mentioned steps to enforce your mind and body to complete the work as and when it requires, Once you get this habit, you will see a positive change in your life.
To Conclude I can say Procrastination isn’t an incurable disease that has to linger over all of your life. It is something that can be overcome with the right mental attitude and resources.