Mind Power Author Stephen Richards

Mind Power Author Stephen Richards

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Rid Yourself Of The Procrastination Mentality By Author Stephen Richards

Procrastination is simply the unwillingness to act on important tasks and instead put off it for the foreseeable future, which in reality never comes around. Procrastination is something that quite a lot of people suffer from. While at a glance we do not tend to take it seriously, it can, however, at times prove quite disastrous. Putting of crucial and vital tasks for later can be quite damaging, both for you and for others. Although it seems like it is quite an easy problem to take care of, in reality it hardly is. However, with dedication and determination you can definitely break free from this extremely bad habit.

There are a few things that you might want to try to rid yourself of the procrastination mentality.

There are times when you just cannot focus on your current work. Do not worry, this is quite normal and happens to the best of us. Do not try to fight yourself and force your body and mind to work on something that you just can’t do at that moment. If you try to do so, you will not only be unproductive but also you might end up actually ruining the work you were doing. Instead, if there are other things that need your attention try to work on those (you will be surprised how much you get done in order to avoid the task at hand). If even that is not possible for you at that very moment then go take a walk or do some leisurely activity for a few minutes. However, be very careful that your few minutes rest does not turn into an hour-long sojourn. When you are refreshed, get back to work and you will see that you can give more to your work than previously.

Some people can be unaware of the procrastination that they suffer from. Make sure that you pay attention to the time you spend doing nothing. However, I do not say that you should spend your every waking moment working. After all, there is truth in the proverb – “All work and no play makes jack a dull boy”. You should, however, cap your idle time to a limit.

Just try to see what exactly you can do in life without procrastination. If you can discipline yourself not to do be lethargic and stop putting off work for another day, then you will find your life being changed drastically. You will begin to feel good about everything and you will visibly see the difference once you shed procrastination.


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