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How to Avoid Procrastination

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How to Avoid Procrastination

How to Avoid Procrastination

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  • 1. Prevent Procrastination
  • 2. If you continue doing exactly what your doing right now, where would you be in five years?
  • 3. The secret is simple. Nothing happens without hard work. The lazy don’t succeed.
  • 4. Have you ever come up with below situations • I will do it tomorrow. I’ll start next week, next month, next year • When I have more time I’ll do it. • Have you ever spent more time worrying about a task than it took to do the task?
  • 5. Procrastination personalities  These people feel there are rigid standards about how thing ought to be done and they fear they will fail • Self-Doubt
  • 6. Procrastination personalities  This person avoids activities that will cause them distress, discomfort or anxiety, so tensions mount because of this avoidance • Discomfort
  • 7. Procrastination personalities  The person feels guilt over tasks undone, but rather than correct the original lack of action continues to procrastinate in order to not face up to the guilt feelings • Guilt - Driven
  • 8. Procrastination personalities  The person has procrastinated so many times, it becomes an ingrained response. The person no longer thinks about why they do it, they feel it's just a part of themselves • Habitual
  • 9. Procrastination at work • Difficult or unpleasant  The task is difficult or unpleasant so you either don’t want to do or don’t know how to do it
  • 10. • Small task Procrastination at work The task is a small one, it won’t take long and can wait until later.
  • 11. • Huge task Procrastination at work The task is huge, it’s difficult to know where to begin
  • 12. • Low Priority Procrastination at work The task is low priority, you will do it at last moment
  • 13. • Delay the task Procrastination at work If you delay the task, it might not need doing at all
  • 14. • Run out of work Procrastination at work You don’t want to run out of work; you might look expendable
  • 15. • More urgent Procrastination at work You do your best work under pressure so let’s wait for the task to become a more urgent matter
  • 16. Costs associated with procrastination • Poor quality work  Procrastinating on important tasks means that you have less time in which to complete them, which invariably leads to rushed poor quality work
  • 17. Costs associated with procrastination • Time Pressure  Leaving things until the last minute results in anxiety and time pressure as you go all out to complete tasks before the deadline
  • 18. Costs associated with procrastination • Failure to achieve important goals  This can be one of the most depressing and frustrating aspects of procrastination
  • 19. Costs associated with procrastination • Missed opportunities  Procrastination causes you to miss wonderful opportunities that you never even consider or explore.  This can lead to guilt and regret as you realize what you are missing
  • 20. Costs associated with procrastination • Waste of the present  Wasting the present is probably the biggest cost of procrastination.
  • 21. Is procrastination a disease?
  • 22. Is procrastination a disease? • Physiological  Roots of procrastination mostly surrounds the role of the prefrontal cortex
  • 23. Is procrastination a disease? • Physiological  Prefrontal cortex area of the brain is responsible for executive brain functions such as planning, impulse control, attention, and acts as a filter by decreasing distracting energy from other brain regions  Damage or low activation in this area can reduce an individual's ability to filter out distracting energy, ultimately resulting in poorer organization, a loss of attention and increased procrastination
  • 24. Procrastination Survey • At least 95% of us procrastinate at least occasionally and about 15-20% of us do it consistently and problematically.
  • 25. Procrastination Survey
  • 26. Ways To Prevent Procrastination • Physical  Exercise  Food
  • 27. Ways To Prevent Procrastination • Schedule your time in smaller increments  If your time frame is too far off in the future, deadlines becomes generalities. There is a difference between saying, 'I'll write one chapter a week' and saying, 'I'll write four chapters a month'
  • 28. Ways To Prevent Procrastination • Create hard-and-fast deadlines  Instead of thinking you will work on your project for three hours every morning, determine when you want certain tasks completed If the boss hands you an assignment, she/he doesn't say, 'Work on this each day', she/he says, 'Have this on my desk by next Friday'
  • 29. • Map out all of your deadlines on one calendar  That way, you'll see that your tasks are all interrelated. If your task today affects your task tomorrow, you will experience an "urgency to act" Ways To Prevent Procrastination
  • 30. • Switch up your environment  If your working environment makes you want to snuggle up and take a nap, change it immediately. Ways To Prevent Procrastination
  • 31. • Hang out with other people who don't procrastinate  Hang out with people who inspire you. They'll infuse some of their drive and spirit into your work ethic. Ways To Prevent Procrastination
  • 32. • People who are already living your dream  Connect with people who have already achieved your dream and seek advice on how they accomplished it. Ways To Prevent Procrastination
  • 33. • Announce your goals to others  If your friends and colleagues know about your projects, they are bound to ask you about them on a regular basis - serving as an accountable reminder. Ways To Prevent Procrastination
  • 34. • Eliminate distractions  Eliminate the distractions that forcing you to procrastinate. Ways To Prevent Procrastination  For example, if Facebook is causing you to procrastinate, deactivate it for a short period of time. If email is the problem, turn off your automatic notifications.
  • 35. • Force yourself to keep going  When you feel your interest become weaker, put one foot in front of the other. Ways To Prevent Procrastination
  • 36. • Reward yourself Ways To Prevent Procrastination  If you spend too much time on something, you may start to resent it. Realize that hard work should be rewarded with a nice meal at your favorite restaurant or a trip to the movies.
  • 37. • When your plan is failing, RE-PLAN  Some goals weren't meant to be achieved then take a step back and decide what it is exactly that you want to achieve and what steps you should take to get there Ways To Prevent Procrastination
  • 38. • Stop waiting for the perfect time Ways To Prevent Procrastination
  • 39. • Keep in mind that your work space affects your productivity ... Ways To Prevent Procrastination
  • 40. • Perfectionism Ways To Prevent Procrastination  Don’t be perfectionism, give you self dead lines, it is better to have some thing up there 80% then have nothing up there