Procrastination: The Cure To The Bane

Jan 28, 2014 by     Comments Off on Procrastination: The Cure To The Bane    Posted under: Expressions, Opinions

Most of us find it hard to meet deadlines for assignments or project submissions and get ourselves to start doing what we should be doing. We are too tempted to browse Facebook for no apparent reason, or are too lazy to abandon the warmth of our blanket, and choose to worry about the increasing amount of undone work rather than start doing it.  While it is regarded as a normal thing for people to procrastinate to some degree, it becomes a problem when it impedes normal functioning. There are different reasons for each one of us to put our work on delay, the most common of which is this: you subconsciously wait for that adrenaline rush to kick in so that you can employ the anxiety to get a particular task done. Sounds pathetic enough, that we find a way to cure this!

You can follow these simple steps to discipline yourself:

1. Whenever you are given a task, get a quick overview of it and establish an idea of what needs to be done and how much time should be employed for it.

2. This may sound too obvious but, anyways – adjust your sleeping patterns. Lack of sleep means lack of energy ultimately leading to lack of focus and laziness.


3. Fix a certain time of your day during which you can just focus on the task at hand and follow it as religiously as possible. It is sometimes hard to do this therefore I also propose that you establish a ‘Reward & Punishment System’. For instance: If you don’t follow up the routine task then you would also have to skip your favorite sitcom.

4. Know that you are the master of your own world and the sailor of your own boat. It’s you who would have to face the consequences of your laid back behavior.

5. If all else fails, get yourself supervised! Like you can ask your elders to keep a check on you and make sure that you are following the regimen.

So Happy Procra.. – Just Kidding, GET TO WORK!

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