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Steps to Stop Procrastinating

on April 27 at 07:57 AM

We will never completely cease to "postpone to tomorrow", it is in human nature, but we can prevent this habit from paralyzing us. With some easy tricks.

We do it in the study, work, in household chores, in treating relationships, with medical visits ... procrastinating, or postponing all those small, boring tasks from day to day is common in us. 

WHAT KIND OF DELAY IS IT? Fighting an enemy with uncertain and blurred contours is difficult: start to classify the type of procrastination in which you are caught. When it comes to delays, there are those.

Inevitable: Because you are overburdened with commitments, or because you have to put everything aside to deal with a more urgent crisis (a family member to assist, a work emergency)

From arousal: Many people work better when they are under pressure, and postpone a task until the end for this reason.

Hedonistic: First the pleasure, then the duty. These are the delays motivated by the choice to immediately gratify and postpone the tasks.

Due to psychological problems: You are blocked by another acute condition (like grief) or chronic (panic attacks, depression...)

Intentional: They are not real procrastination. Rather, you are taking time to think before writing. 

Irrational: These are the true forms of procrastination, without any apparent reason and motivated by fear or anxiety.

No one has a solution, but in this guide, we would try to help you reduce the habit of postponing, also seem to investigate between the profound reasons for this tendency (such as fear, self-deception and some mechanisms automatic).

  1. TAKE THE FIRST STEP.

You have chosen to read this article immediately instead of saving it as a favorite, to address it "later". Congratulations! You already know the first move to beat the tendency to procrastinate: to establish a minimum threshold, so low that even the laziest part of you will have nothing to object.

If you have to work on an assignment you postponed for a long time, try to force yourself to turn on at least the computer: to do it will gratify you enough to push you to continue.  Even after turning on your computer or laptop, you don’t feel like completing your assignment. Then you should consider reaching out to Assignment Corp to get the assignment help you need. You can request Write my assignment for me UK in order to get timely delivery of your completed assignment. 

  1. RECOGNIZE THE REASONS YOU POSTPONE.

Often delaying is not just a matter of organizing time, but a way of regulating deeper emotions: an unwelcome task, the fear of failure, questions of self-esteem.

In some of those cases, it happens that we are convinced of "not being in the right mood" to do something just because we don't have the tools to deal with entrenched fears. Giving a name to the emotion behind the need to procrastinate can help to face it (if needed, with the help of a psychotherapist). Even reformulating, that is, reviewing the way in which a situation is perceived, can help to face it rather than avoid it. 

  1. BE KIND TO YOUR FUTURE SELF.

Human beings have an extraordinary imaginative capacity and can easily project themselves into the past or the future. Experts suggest to use it to "meet" themselves tomorrow and imagine their possibilities with realism.

In fact, we often procrastinate convinced that in the future we will be more energetic, more resolute and with fewer problems: these expectations are not realistic - we cannot change so much in a reasonable time frame.  

Don't make a commitment to yourself by thinking that in the future you will be at your best to do it: these expectations are not realistic.

  1. DON'T GET DOWN.

When the procrastinator is afraid or feels guilty, he is not only criticizing the current hesitation, but also all the past ones: an emotional state that is difficult to get out of. Try to address yourself with the kindness you would use towards a friend. You could tell yourself, without lying, that you are not the first to procrastinate, nor will you be the last. Using a little indulgence towards past situations will help you reduce the amount of uncertainty that is blocking you, and focus on the current problem.

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