How to Conquer
Do you -like many- find yourself putting off your chores for later, only to find your deadlines approaching as fast as meteors breaking through the atmosphere? Do you find yourself postponing things until the very last moment? Do you do this more often than not?
If your answer was affirmative to any of those questions, you are one of the millions of people afflicted by the habit of procrastination.
One thing that not too many realize is that procrastination affects not only your life but the lives of the people around you. Think about these two scenarios:
At work, procrastination is the biggest reason for loss of productivity, reliability and trust. If you are late submitting a report, all those involved in the project will be affected as well.
On the other side, procrastination is a frequent cause of discord and friction at home.
Really... how many times can you promise to help your spouse with their household chores before they stop believing you? Can you see how tension may escalate and create conflict?
When you think about it, procrastination is one of the primary causes of stress for you and all people in your circle of influence.
Thus, if you believe that postponing things indefinitely is affecting your life, your job and your relationships, you'd greatly benefit from tackling this habit as soon as today. Correct?
OK, you are still reading and that is good, but... where do you start? The good news it that since procrastination is a habit, it can be broken with relative ease - some say in as little as 21 days!
Too little time, you say? Think about this: when was the last time you put off your tasks until the last moment? Was it a conscious decision? For most, putting off their chores for later is not based on a conscious thought or desire. This is what makes procrastination a habit, and habits are easy to break once you become aware of them and get determined to change them.
Is it easy? Well... in all honesty, not always. It can be hard to get out of the groove if tackling your tasks in a timely fashion has not been a priority, particularly if you have been procrastinating for years and if the consequences for being late are things that you can bear with; but... if you want to improve this behavior of yours, then yes... it can be done.
With determination, practice and commitment, it is very possible to shake off your propensity for procrastination, especially when you realize that this habit is causing extra stress in your life. Who wants extra stress after all?!
The following five tips will help you become a more productive and reliable person
, both at work and in your pesonal life:
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