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“How to get rid of Procrastination?”

At some point in life, everyone experiences procrastination. In life, everyone strives to postpone or avoid completing chores. Procrastination is a common occurrence. According to my own personal experience, I am constantly delaying tasks that must be completed on time. Procrastination is bad for us because it prevents a person from being fit for his job and from becoming a healthy human being in terms of his work. Do you wish to get rid of your procrastination problem? Do you want to be in good enough shape to complete your obligations on time? How would you feel if you were able to overcome your procrastination?

Tips to overcome Procrastination :

Tip – 1: Avoid Perfectionism

Replace the thoughts and words of perfectionists – Try to appreciate yourself for the tiny things and understand that doing little things is a good way to develop experience rather than perfection. List your accomplishments daily; don’t focus on how well you executed the task; instead, focus on what you did, the efforts you made, and the work you completed. “Everything doesn’t have to be perfect; it just has to get done.” Concentrate on what you’re accomplishing rather than how well you’re accomplishing it.

Tip – 2: Cut out distractions

Finding a focused mindset – Tell yourself to be ‘here now’ or ‘do it now’ if you feel like not doing something, feeling lazy, not being able to focus, not being able to pay attention. Always remind yourself to stay focused and pay attention, and to mentally prepare yourself for a specific task. Try to identify the things that distract you, write a list of them, and then work on them. If you find yourself becoming distracted frequently, try taking small pauses. Avoid multitasking, be explicit and clear about what you want to do and what you’re doing at any given time, stay focused on achieving your goals, and keep yourself always motivated.

Tip – 3: Effective to – do lists

To-do lists are a great way to keep a good work and life balance. To-do lists make it easier to complete tasks and keep track of what needs to be done. To-do lists should always be concise, straightforward, and specific. Mention the chores you want to perform today, and attempt to put them down according to your strengths and capacities so that they are simple for you to complete. Make your to-do list the night before to assist you start your next day with clarity and to know what you want to do the next day. Prioritize your to-do list, in the sense that you should know what task you want to finish first and what task you want to complete after you’ve completed it.

Tip – 4: Set timed goals

Make a list of the objectives that you want to achieve. Set your goals using the SMART method, which stands for S – Specific, M – Measurable, A – Achievable, R – Relevant, and T – Time-bound.

  • Specific – Your goals should be clear and specific, and you should have a clear idea of what you want to achieve. If your goals aren’t specific, you won’t be able to focus and put forward the effort necessary to achieve them. While setting your goals, try to answer ‘W’ questions. For example, what am I hoping to achieve? What motivates me to pursue this goal?
  • Measurable – It’s crucial to assess your goals in order to achieve them, track your progress, stay inspired, and put work into them. Answer questions such as, “How will I know when it’s done?” How long will it take me to reach my goal?
  • Achievable – Make goals that are reasonable and attainable. Your objectives should be well-organized so that you can reach and complete them. While achieving goals, be conscious of your own limitations. Making goals that are both feasible and attainable aids in the development of resilience.
  • Relevant – Goals are important to you and are also relevant to other objectives. We should have control over our goals; we should always ensure that our goals are significant to us and that they matter to us; only by completing them will we be able to succeed in life, and only by completing short- and long-term goals will we be able to achieve our life’s objectives. A worthwhile aim will always answer yes to the following questions: Does this seem worthwhile? Is now the appropriate time? Am I right person to reach this goal?
  • Time-bound — Every goal must be completed within a specific time frame. It is usually a good idea to plan of time. If you want to attain your goal, work on it in a timely manner. You should know whether your goal is short-term or long-term. It will take less time to reach a short-term aim. When setting goals, ask yourself questions like, “What can I do today?” and “What can I do six months from now?”

Tip – 5: Break large tasks into small ones

When faced with large tasks, it is beneficial to break them down into smaller chunks in order to do them in a more manageable manner. This aids in the reduction of stress and procrastination. People who procrastinate frequently grumble about how difficult it is to manage enormous tasks. Break down multi-step tasks into single-step tasks. Make a to-do list, a checklist, or a brief document.

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Heena Pahuja
Heena Pahuja

Organisational Psychologist and Content Writer