It is important to stop procrastination and laziness because it does not only effects you financially or professionally but personally too. It can have adverse effects on your health, college life, friends and other people around you. Most of us procrastinate on one or another time. But if it becomes chronic, it affects badly.
Words, like get motivation and think good about your task, will not get anything done, but taking action will. Even if you take small steps at one time, it will help you in finding out ways to resolving your procrastinating habit.
To break procrastination, making goals for everything helps a lot. Having goals and crushing them becomes easy if you take the time to push yourself to take action.
1.Introspect your working habits
Knowing what are you doing and how you are doing will give you a better understanding of your habits.
You will be able to come out of procrastination only if you know it. You seem to be very busy but you don’t accomplish anything. You are not even sitting and enjoying your own company, but you are busy. This is the best time to recognize that yes you are procrastinating.
A student has so many things to do in daily life, but some of those are the most important tasks to do, which you are putting off. Grab those tasks, align them according to their priority and start working on them.
Like, Some people always procrastinate about taking their medicines.
2. Resolve small tasks immediately
Some of the small tasks take a lot of energy from your mind if you don’t complete them. They start building up in your mind and becomes a big hurdle for other important tasks. Have you ever noticed how many times you came across that bill while checking your email but you always leave it for next time? And then whenever you have to start something important, that bill will come into your thoughts again. It will again divert your mind, waste some and you will put it off for some other time. The best option is to pay the bill online if you can, get rid of it and move on to your most important task.
3. Trick your mind to take the action now
This is the most important step if you want to beat procrastination. No pill can let you start working but taking action is really curative in terms of procrastination. Starting your work will take you towards accomplishment. But if you will not start working and take action, you will miss the boat.
4. Make a strategy when you are feeling motivated
Yes, motivation is a big buzzword. But it is also a big reality of our psychology. There are some moments when you really feel motivated to do something. This is the time to seal the motivation. Because it will vanish and your mind will again come to its original comfort zone. At this moment, write down for what you are feeling motivated and start with a headline for your project or task. Put a reminder to work on that. Make a strategy to complete that task.
5. Delete unnecessary tasks.
There are so many tasks which are not important and our lives could be fine without them, delete them from your routines. It could be watching television. Checking your emails many times a day. Or something else. You have to figure out yourself. If you don’t need those particular tasks in your life, delete them.
Make your working habits and schedule as clutter-free as possible.
6. Select some work if you can
If you feel like you are procrastinating on a particular task but you can get it done by delegating to somebody, just do it. Sitting on that and doing nothing but thinking about that task and feeling bad will not do any good. Better get it done. Because unfinished tasks take space in the brain and grow big. You just go on thinking about them. This will make it difficult to stop procrastination and laziness.
Whenever you will be sitting to do some important task, that small task will come into your mind. It means your attention gets diverted from most important to a small task. Better complete that first and don't let it take your energy further.
7. Break your macro tasks into smaller chunks
When you see your big dream, you feel motivated to achieve. But when you actually have to do it, you start procrastinating it. Here it would be in your best interest to break that goal into smaller chunks. Get those tasks done with 15 to 20 minutes of frequency. You will be amazed at your own productivity.
Many tools help in making you more productive. But these tools only help you, the most important thing is you. You can only help your self out of these things. Make a decision and start working