Procrastination is the habit of delaying an important task, usually by focusing on less urgent, more enjoyable, and easier activities instead. It is different from laziness, which is the unwillingness to act. We all procrastinate from time to time.
The key to beating procrastination is to find out what your specific reasons are for doing so, and then addressing them at the core.
Reason 1: Perfectionism :- Perfectionism limits the definition of success to an unrealistic standard.
Reason 2: Fear of the Unknown :- Knowledge is power. But knowing is only half the battle-from there you have to corrective action if necessary.
Reason 3: I’ll do it later :- People make different decisions for what will impact them in the immediate future than what will impact them down the road.
Reason 4: Working on Small Tasks Because They’re Easier :- The immediate hassle of having to wait for a payoff doesn’t seem worth the unknown future benefits.
Reason 5: You Experience a Lack of Motivation :- If you are able to clearly see how your work connects to your interests or goal, you are more likely to value your work and be motivated to invest your energy into it.
Reason 6: You are Unclear About How to Get Started :- Use the “getting things done” approach. This will help break down your complex task into a series of smaller tasks.
Reason 7: You Often Get Distracted :- Remove any temptation and only think about the task at hand by blocking certain websites or deleting games and apps on your smartphone.
Reason 8: You know the task will require Effort and Hard work :- Working on a long projects takes a lot of effort. This often leads people to lose their motivation and choose to set aside their projects for a later time.