Have you ever woke up in the morning, have your coffee, read your to do list and then found something else to do?
If this scenario sounds all too familiar …
What is causing your procrastination?
Let’s explore the common reasons people procrastinate and offer a few tips on overcoming procrastination.
Four Common Reasons People Procrastinate:
1. Fear of failure or Success
2. Fear of Rejection
3. Poor Organizational Skills
4. Lack of Self Esteem
Fear of Failing or Succeeding
First you need to understand your resistance. Ask yourself what you are the most afraid of?
*The Task itself
* The Requirements needed to fulfill the task
* The outcome – possible failure or success
What will happen if you fail?
Perhaps you fear not meeting the high expectations others have of you.
What will happen if you succeed?
Perhaps you fear more pressure will be placed on you for future projects. Or maybe you think you’ll lose friends due to jeaolusy. Or it could just be the fear of the unknown.
Fear of Rejection
If this is the reason you’re clinging to procrastination it originates from a lingering uncertainty in your mind. It’s probably generated by past rejection. Try not to put so much importance on what others think. Others do not make or break you. Let them talk – just be true to yourself. Those who love you will accept you just as you are – flaws and all.
Poor Organizational Skills
Overcoming procrastination due to poor organizational skills should be fairly easy. It’s just a matter of creating small lists of things you need to do. don’t pressure yourself by creating a long to do list – we recommend your list contain about five things to do. Once the tasks are completed you’ll have a feeling of accomplishment and will be ready to face 5 more things on your to do list. Do not allow anyone or anything to overpower you; your life; or your achievements.
Lack of Self Esteem
Feeling unworthy can prevent you from completing the simplest task. The best thing to do is to start with an easy task. Once you’ve accomplished it your confidence will build. Then you can gradually work your way through all the tasks needed for completion. Each task completed will boost your confidence and make you feel more positive about the things you are able to accomplish.
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One of the best ways to overcome procrastination is to make lists of every task needed to accomplish your main objective. Each time you cross off a task you’ll be lifting a weight off of your shoulders. The secret is not to overload your mind with tasks neither you nor anyone else can handle. Take it one step at a time. Remember, no one is testing you; there is no time-clock. There is no pressure.
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