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"Procrastination is a destiny killer! It robs us of the harvest and harvest of tomorrow" - @Uyobong
I have been bitten by the pangs of procrastination many times and I lost many valuables to its cruel hands. I have learnt the hard way and I wish others don't go that way. I got insights into many projects that were time bound and I missed out because of procrastination. Of all, my deepest hurts were that I could not reach out and be a blessing to many and only God knows whether such persons had other helpers at such time I didn't do what I had to do at the time I had to.
Each time I remember the past on how procrastination dealt with me. I remember this quote:
"A thousand intentions is never as good as One Action" -Anon
Procrastination helps us keep dreaming without achieving anything afterall. It makes us feel "we will do it", yet, none of it is done.
HOW TO STOP PROCRASTINATION
1. Know that you have a limited time to live on earth.
2. Be conscious of the fact that time waits for no man.
3. Know that things done at the wrong time is as good as not being done.
4. Distinguish between long term and short term goals.
5. Breakdown your projects into small bits of achieve-able activities.
6. Always prepare a TODO list for your day.
7. Rank your activities on a scale of priority and always start with the most important.
8. Always be grateful for each little part of a task you accomplish.
9. Learn to say "NO" to somethings you know you are not passionate about doing.
10. Differentiate between the roles of friends, mentors, business associates, family, etc.
11. Be mindful of your health.
12. Lead a balanced work-rest life to prevent burnout.
13. Trust in God.
This was an amazing question we can learn from.
In order to stop procrastination,you are needed to have a huge amount of discipline. Here are some tips to stop procrastinating:
Though difficult, avoiding procrastination is not impossible. Great question and I hope my answer helps!
Procrastination is not an healthy act in man's life, so as such it should be avoided. I think the ways to avoid procrastination is as follows:
CREATE A TIME SCHEDULE: Write out activities to be done or mark it in a calendar. You can set alarms or reminder too.
BE DISCIPLINE: You must be someone that keeps to his or her word, even if you are not used to such a lifestyle, you have to develop it. Say things and stand by them. With that even people around you will take you seriously.
BE TIME CONSCIOUS: Always be alert about time and you have to realize that delay is dangerous and we can't turn back the hands of time.
BE PRAYERFUL: Communicate to God always and tell him about your daily schedules, this is a very effective way to end procrastination also.
I have personally experienced that, but one day I thought why I was like this. finally I slowly tried to focus on something more important. there I started to do it slowly, at least in 1 day 1 hour I set aside time to do it.
That's where I can change the procrastination habit. from what I have experienced, I want to convey that, in carrying out this activity try to focus on one activity first to completion, then try to spend a little time on the activity, so that it can be done, maybe so long we can change the habit - delay an activity.
I personally suffer from this as well. I would sit for hours sometimes browsing my phone and other electronics about the house.
A schedule would probably be the best idea, if you would want to eradicate this issue.
Personally it seems like a lot of work to me. I would rather put my energy into something like musing, which is not really procrastination, because you actually learn so much while writing and thinking deeply.
But it give you the sensation of procrastination, but your sill earning and learning. That sounds to me like work.
Awesome problem solved; Steem on, Muse on, Partiko on!!