How To Overcome Laziness And Work:
Procrastination means voluntarily delaying something, usually without a rational reason. Read on for most effective tips to avoid procrastination and overcome laziness.
There can be various causes of procrastination such as:
- Delaying stressful or unpleasant tasks
- Thinking of struggles of the task rather than the outcome
- Distractions or even fear of failure.
Procrastination ultimately leads to stress, anxiety, regret, guilt, social disapproval and loss of personal productivity.
Tips To Avoid Procrastination:
The thing is procrastination will break only as soon as we take the first step. As the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step!
Here are the magical tips that can make you take that first step to keep moving with your work and not be lazy anymore.
- Keep A Tab On How You Feel. Find out the reasons or thoughts leading to procrastination. Once you have found the reasons, it is easier to change the habit.
- Be flexible. If you are too rigid, you may end up procrastinating. Make a flexible schedule so as to complete tasks at an easy pace.
- Manage your time effectively by using to-do lists, balancing time between work and fun activities and making comfortable schedules.
- Think of positive outcomes or longterm goals of the task at hand rather than the temporary struggles you will face.
- Set realistic goals for yourself. Don’t plan too much too soon in an effort to overcome your delays.
- Break down the tasks into smaller sub-tasks. Don’t forget to reward yourself for the small things done.
- Avoid distractions. Stay away from your phone/internet/social media. Take a break only after you have completed the scheduled part of your task.
- Avoid laziness. The first step is usually the hardest. So focus on starting the task. Once that is done, everything will start falling into place.
- Finish the least pleasant tasks first. Once that is out of the way, other things will seem less daunting and you will have renewed confidence to complete the remaining tasks.
- Intermittently look back at the things you have achieved or completed. Looking back at the past successes will drive you to finish the remaining tasks.
- Ask a friend/partner/colleague to monitor you and be your support system. This will ensure accountability for your actions.
- Visualize the future. Imagine yourself as having completed the task and achieved your goal. Use this as a source of encouragement and hope.