Procrastination: The act of delaying or postponing something. I'm sure all of us have done this at one point or another in our lives. Whether it was school work, a job assignment, or activity, we've all had a time where we didn't want to do something or delay it as much as possible.
To be honest, as I type this, I have a few things I am procrastinating on. I'm sure you are too! But it's okay as long as our procrastination doesn't take over our life.
I read an article on procrastination that theorized that procrastination happened for 2 reasons: 1) We delay action because we feel like we're in the wrong mood to complete a task. 2) We assume that our mood will change in the near future. This theory makes sense because how often do we delay tasks because we feel tired or angry or stressed? We might think "Oh, I'll work on that project when I'm not stressed" because we feel we need to be at our best and in a better mood to do so and need time to get there.
So now that we've recognized one plausible explanation, how do we go about changing our pattern?
Giving yourself deadlines, starting some work on your task, and giving yourself incentives to motivate yourself are all good ideas. Ultimately it also boils down to your style; do you think you work better when you are pressured? Finding out when you procrastinate and how often are important in order to break yourself of the cycle.
The article I read: https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/08/the-procrastination-loop-and-how-to-break-it/379142/
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I hate procrastination and I think getting things done ahead of time is the easier approach.ReplyDelete
I enjoyed reading this. Procrastination is addicting and tempting but fighting it makes you in control of your life. Good job with your post! Well done and good luck in class.ReplyDelete
To be honest I procrastinate A lot on waking up in the morning to go to the gym. I found myself writing down all my goals of what I was going to workout before I went to work and after work. Then I tell myself well I'll go tomorrow because I am too tired to go. However, I got myself together and now I go to gym one hour before work and an hour after work. Procrastination will lead you nowhere you have to strive to do what You set your mind up too.ReplyDelete
Berrie I agree. It is tempting but it must be fought off. That is the only thing as people that can possibly help us in our quest to do hard work.ReplyDelete
I like how you mentioned giving yourself deadlines, thats the most important thing for me do do when planning things out or they will not get done and I will procrastinate.ReplyDelete