Procrastination, not everyone are familiar with this word. I’ve known it since in my teens. Guess that means that I’m one of those who’ve fallen victim!
What is Procrastination
Procrastination is the practice of carrying out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones. Because of this inclination one puts off impending tasks to a later time, sometimes to the “last minute” before the deadline.
So there we are. Some of us succumb to [a]periodic, selective procrastination. Or lets say that, as per definition, the question regarding what’s “urgent” or less pleasurable, is highly flexible.
How it happens, for me
Procrastination doesn’t necessarily happen in correlation with mundane tasks or, well like work. I for instance can be, and are known to be, extraordinary diligent, focused with regards work related tasks. During later years I’ve gotten better, maybe because I am getting older and time isn’t an infinite thing anymore.
Familiar? It is what happens when you prioritize work, let yourself be absorbed into work and forget or avoid er… “less” pressing matters.
I don’t think there’s any recommended medication (at least on legal) available to counter the spirit of procrastination. Which in fact perhaps is more a question of lack of spirit than spirit itself.
Whatever or however it may be, The below video is highly, highly recommended, as it will educate you in a very to the point, humorous way around and about the topic of Procrastination.
Solutions to procrastination?
So, now as you’ve seen the above funny, entertaining and to the point description (at least I think it is), lets ask the question. How can one defeat the lust, the desire or perhaps inclination towards Procrastination?
Well, there are techniques, but not all works for everyone. Below 3 approaches that might be worth trying.
Whatever works.. etc. I have my own techniques, some resemble those mentioned in the above video. But there are times when methods don’t work, become more of an obstruction, too technical, too deviating.
The “simple” answer sometimes is, to put mind and focus on a given target, and get there! Yes it sounds soo simple, yet it can be so hard. Lucky are those with an almost infinite amount of resources, combined with dire focus.