Procrastination - Are you Affected by this Disease?

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  • What causes procrastination?
  • Procrastination - Are you Affected by this Disease?

    1. 1. PROCRASTINATION A Disease Are YOU affected by it?
    2. 2. Why do I Procrastinate? <ul><li>I don’t know how to do the task </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t like the job </li></ul><ul><li>It’s not important </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t have enough time </li></ul><ul><li>It’s not high priority </li></ul><ul><li>I need help </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t have/can’t find what I need to do the job </li></ul><ul><li>I have goals with no deadlines </li></ul>
    3. 3. Why do I Procrastinate? <ul><li>Laziness </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Personal disorganization </li></ul><ul><li>Unpleasant Task </li></ul><ul><li>Distraction </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of failure </li></ul>
    4. 4. Why do I Procrastinate? <ul><li>Unclear priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Perfectionism </li></ul><ul><li>Indecision </li></ul><ul><li>Complex Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Thrill of last minute rush </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of dead line </li></ul>
    5. 5. Procrastination - A Vicious Circle
    6. 6. How to break this circle
    7. 7. To Start with…. <ul><li>Promise yourself a reward </li></ul><ul><li>Set a deadline </li></ul><ul><li>Break big task into small easy to do pieces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>start with the easiest parts first </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Have your Focus on that </li></ul><ul><li>Do not allow perfectionism as a reason for procrastination </li></ul>
    8. 8. How to overcome Procrastination <ul><li>Understand what and why of your procrastination tendency </li></ul><ul><li>Remove Distractions </li></ul><ul><li>Think positive </li></ul><ul><li>Do not fear failure </li></ul><ul><li>No Excuses </li></ul><ul><li>Attitude of “DO IT NOW” </li></ul>
    9. 9. Dump Procrastination <ul><li>Stop all Excuses </li></ul><ul><li>Prioritize the tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Understand how much time it takes to do a task </li></ul><ul><li>Do not be a last minute decision taker </li></ul><ul><li>Gather information for a task in advance. </li></ul><ul><li>“… if we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.” </li></ul><ul><li>DO IT NOW </li></ul>
    10. 10. Positive Delay <ul><li>Sharpen your Axe </li></ul><ul><li>Brain Strom </li></ul><ul><li>Relax if tired, tense, confused </li></ul><ul><li>Pause, Think and Act </li></ul><ul><li>Do something more important </li></ul>
    11. 11. Good Bye - Procrastination <ul><li>Recognize that procrastination stems from habit. </li></ul><ul><li>New habits will be needed, and these take time and commitment to develop.. </li></ul>
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