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How to Stop Procrastinating

How to Stop Procrastinating

What is procrastination? Why do you procrastinate? How can you stop procrastinating?

In our time, there are many diseases and viruses that affect the human body. At the same time, there is a disease that affects our success, which is procrastination. Procrastination is the primary enemy of time management. There is no one that likes procrastination because it affects everyone’s life.

What is procrastination

Procrastination is when you postpone doing a task or project until tomorrow or the day afterwards.  I mentioned in my book “the ultimate guide to achieve your goals that you have to realize when you procrastinate, you are accomplish nothing and your day is basically wasted.

I’m sure you know many people that spend 2 hours a day watching television instead of finishing the task and the work that they need to accomplish.

Are you a procrastinator?

To determine whether you are a procrastinator or not, ask yourself the following questions, which determine the seriousness of this disease called procrastination.

1. Am I one of the those people who always come up with excuses to postpone my work?

2. Do I do whatever it takes to accomplish your work and projects on time?

3. Do I delegate some of my work to others?
4. Do I feel sometimes that I do not care about accomplishing my work?

If you answered “yes” to most of these questions, then you have to realize that you are a procrastinator and need to work on overcoming procrastination.

Overcome procrastination

1. Set specific time to finish each task.
2. Tell yourself that you will not invent excuses or postpone the work that you wanted to finish for the day.

3. Ask yourself, what are the problems that could happen if I procrastinate? Make a list and write down the answers.

The best way to deal with the tasks that you tend to procrastinate is to always start working on them immediately. Always remember what Napoleon Hill says, “Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.”

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  1. ayo says:

    hello dia

    how are you?
    thanks for sharing this.
    i guess when it comes to dealing with procrastination an important factor is making an effort to do the tasks.
    we may gain temporary pleasures from procrastination but it’s end result is ….
    we lose opportunities, time, money… from procrastinating.
    take care and enjoy the rest of the day.

    • Dia says:

      Hi Ayo,

      I agree with you that we lose so many things when we procrastinate. We often forget the end result when we procrastinate for temporary pleasures. We should always focus on the end result.

  2. Dia,

    You are so right, whenever I have hesitated to do a task, I have lost out on more than time. It often with simple but dreadful tasks such as doing dishes or sometimes more important stuff in life. We can lose so much with trying to avoid doing something that we may or may not enjoy!

    Sometimes setting deadline works. Great inspirational stuff!

    • Dia says:

      Hi Preeti,

      Setting deadlines absaloutly helps as if we are not diligent with getting the work done, we end up losing a lot. It takes practice to end procrastinating, but at the end, we win.

  3. We end procrastination by just doing. Doing what? Anything but waiting for something to happen. Because we have to make it happen.

  4. Frank says:

    Hi Dia,

    Yes, I am a procrastinator.

    Thanks for the tips. They will come in handy.

  5. Mika Castro says:

    On my own opinion, procrastination just occurs when we talk about laziness and tired of doing daily task.
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  6. Procrastination, seems like this is a new word for me.I think I will considered my self having a disease like procrastination and with your post about how to over this I will try this and I will make sure it will change my life for being lazy.
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