Procrastination - Your Enemy
So, are you a procrastinator?
Of course you are. If you were not, you
would be bothering to read about time
management.. It is a rare person who
does not procrastinate.
What is procrastination?
Procrastination is simply
the habit of putting off for
tomorrow what you can do today. Does it
ring a bell? The fact
is that almost everyone of us have this
habit. We tend to postpone
jobs and tasks. And procrastination is
the villain, the unsuspecting
sneak that upsets every plan connected
with time management.
The interesting thing about
procrastination is that we tend
to put of only those tasks that seem
unappealing to us. If the task is
boring, or monotonous, or involves too
much hard work, then it
stands a very good chance of getting
postponed. It is not because of
the lack of time that we do not do the
task. On the contrary, we
might have plenty of time to do it but
we tend to postpone it and
justify ourselves saying that we do not
have the time for it.
that for most people, cleaning up
clutter is an unpleasant task. Over
time, a lot of clutter gets collected in
our workstations and our homes. Our
drawers get stuffed with a lot of odds
and ends. There will be piles
of papers on our desks or perhaps under
our desks so that no body
Some people even have a difficulty in
mailboxes until a warning message pops
up on the screen.
These are some of the jobs that we put
off for tomorrow, a
tomorrow that never comes. Now, there
are some problems that
arise out of procrastination that are
detrimental to time
The 5 bad effects of Procrastination
- A feeling that a job has been left
undone is bad for our morale plus it may
be keeping you up at night.
- Unfinished jobs leave a lot of clutter
around which affects our efficiency.
- Putting things off means
accumulating jobs and the absolute
last day possible to get the job
done usually brings other
emergencies that will take all your
- Procrastination when it comes to the
notice of other people maybe branded as laziness and lack of interest
in the job.
- The job becomes more unpleasant the
more you postpone it.
The only thing that you need to get
straight is that you have to do the job any way so why not do it right
now. Do not wait for that day when-you-will-have-more-time. It
will never come. The chances are that you will be busier
tomorrow than you are today. Most of those jobs that we procrastinate
are the-sooner-done-the-better kind. And the sigh of relief that
escapes from our lungs once the job is done and over is worth it.
All it takes is some will power, make up
your mind to do a task and then just
do it, Trust, me you will be happy