According to sciencedirect , “Procrastination consists of the
intentional delay of an intended course of action, in spite of
an awareness of negative outcomes, and it often results in
The above definition obviously shows that we delay doing our work, even though we know there meant be a consequence . Is it just laziness, or is there more to it?
As a student, the teacher gives you an assignment, but you realize you've got up to a week to do it.; so that thought comes "Why would you start it now, you have a whole week!"
This is the mentality that gets many students in trouble when it comes to doing assignments.
Even with an approaching deadline and a pile of work, many people still find
themselves wasting time checking social media or reading up on the latest sports scores. For businesses, procrastination can take a serious toll on productivity; for employees, wasting too much time can ruin deadlines as well as relationships.
Most people procrastinate(I also do) and it’s very hard to avoid because it is the easier option. Lol
Well, here is the news: there is an evidence that suggests that procrastination doesn’t just hurt your work, it may also prove serious damage to your health. This Evidence suggests that putting off important tasks causes stress, and this additional stress contributes to negative psycho- physiological impacts on the body which increase our vulnerability for illness. Previous research has linked chronic
procrastination to a range of stress-related health problems such as headaches, digestive issues, colds and flu, and insomnia.
Does procrastination kill?
Well... The answer is yes. And how does it kill?
* Procrastination kills your desires, motivations and dreams slowly, without you noticing.
* It kills opportunity
* It kills the projects you long for the most .
* Procrastination kills your dreams .
* kills your productivity .
* And kills your ambition .
It is a slow killer as it kills one minute , one hour and one day at a time before it kills you.
Killing procrastination may prove difficult, but try these 7 tasks as shared by one M. Farooq Radwan
1. Eliminate distraction: When you start working on a task you should never check your mail, answer your phone or log on to your Facebook account.
2. Have a predefined task list: One of the main reasons many people waste time without being productive is that they don’t know what to do!
3. Become an early riser: When you wake up early you will find plenty of free time and as a result you will be motivated to become more productive.
4. Conquer your fears: Many people never work on their important tasks because they are either afraid of the task or because they are not sure whether they can accomplish it or not.
5. Remind yourself of your bigger goals: Whenever you find yourself lacking motivation or whenever you feel that you don’t have enough energy, just remind yourself of your bigger goals.
6. Educate your family members about the importance of your work: Sometimes distractions can come from other people and in such cases you might think that you aren’t the one to blame but you are wrong. You have to educate the people you live with about the
importance of completing your tasks on time to minimize those distractions.
7. Take short breaks: Take short time-limited breaks so you can do the tasks you are eager to do, such as taking a look at your mail. It’s important that you make those breaks time-limited to avoid falling into the procrastination trap.
Note: If you managed to find a way to complete the smaller tasks quickly then you will certainly reach your bigger goals in a shorter period of time.