Procrastination Station
By Naseeha Tayob

Reasons why we procrastinate and delay our lives.

Published in: Self
Date: 06 / 09 / 20

We all suffer with procrastination. It feels like an incurable disease. It’s really just a bad habit that delays your whole life. Procrastination is unhealthy if done in larger doses than normal. The words “I’ll do it later” can make a mess of a day. And then your life.

In order to tackle the problem of procrastination, you first have to see and understand that it is a problem. If you don’t see a problem, you wont see the need to solve it. Here are some signs -

  • I will do it later
  • I’ll do it tomorrow
  • I’ll take a nap first

If you’re continually put stuff off for tomorrow, here’s why:

No priorities: Also, an unorganized mind. Think about an untidy room - clothes and shoes everywhere, dirty floors, spider webs in every corner, etc. It’s overwhelming to open the door, you’re overridden with anxiety wondering where to begin the clean up. Are you even in the right room? Make no mistake - your room, our life. The mess is yours to clean up. Without priorities, life will constantly feel like an untidy room.

Fear: One of the reasons people procrastinate is because they’re afraid. They put it off in the hope of gaining some courage and confidence in themselves and their work until they actually do it. The fear of showing up for yourself and beginning that task can be so crippling, people doubt themselves and their ability to deliver.

The company you keep: The people around you have an influence on you, your behavior and ultimately your mindset. You’re either taking action and being productive or putting things off because your group of friends are constantly being spontaneous. By all means, have fun but balance is key.

About the author

I speak. I write. I coach.

I want to make the world a better place.

As an avid reader and writer, it’s no surprise that communications became my career and line of work. There is never one thing in particular that defines who I am, except the fact that I am passionate about everything I do. That made me the odd one out most of my life. It made realize how important it is to listen to my heart.

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