Do you find yourself procrastinating and avoiding things you know you should be doing? Does procrastination get in the way of your peace of mind and livelihood?
Procrastination is something that we all do to one extent or another. We’ve all been there. We put off tasks or projects that we’re not excited about until the last minute. Meanwhile, our “to do list” gets out of control, everything piles up, and we feel so stressed out we want to scream, “Calgon take me away!”
Why Do We Procrastinate?
Procrastination helps us to avoid unpleasant activities we don’t want to do. Procrastination allows us to temporarily enjoy an escape from dreaded tasks by creating a distraction, giving us the illusion of relief. Unfortunately, procrastination tricks us into thinking that we can relax and enjoy ourselves; when in reality, our stress and tension only continues to build.
Procrastination the Productivity Buster
Procrastination affects your time management and productivity for several reasons. Procrastination causes you to feel guilty and weighs you down. It’s a heavy feeling on your shoulders that takes up unneccssary energy that you could be using to bring in more money for your business. Guilt can cause physical illnesses, anxiety, and depression. It affects your mindset and tricks you into thinking and feeling like you’re “not good enough.”
“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.” – Don Marquis