How to Avoid Procrastination

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How to Avoid Procrastination

  1. 1. Prevent Procrastination
  2. 2. If you continue doing exactly what your doing right now, where would you be in five years?
  3. 3. The secret is simple. Nothing happens without hard work. The lazy don’t succeed.
  4. 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. 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. 6. Procrastination personalities  This person avoids activities that will cause them distress, discomfort or anxiety, so tensions mount because of this avoidance • Discomfort
  7. 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. 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. 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. 10. • Small task Procrastination at work The task is a small one, it won’t take long and can wait until later.
  11. 11. • Huge task Procrastination at work The task is huge, it’s difficult to know where to begin
  12. 12. • Low Priority Procrastination at work The task is low priority, you will do it at last moment
  13. 13. • Delay the task Procrastination at work If you delay the task, it might not need doing at all
  14. 14. • Run out of work Procrastination at work You don’t want to run out of work; you might look expendable
  15. 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. 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. 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. 18. Costs associated with procrastination • Failure to achieve important goals  This can be one of the most depressing and frustrating aspects of procrastination
  19. 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. 20. Costs associated with procrastination • Waste of the present  Wasting the present is probably the biggest cost of procrastination.
  21. 21. Is procrastination a disease?
  22. 22. Is procrastination a disease? • Physiological  Roots of procrastination mostly surrounds the role of the prefrontal cortex
  23. 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. 24. Procrastination Survey • At least 95% of us procrastinate at least occasionally and about 15-20% of us do it consistently and problematically.
  25. 25. Procrastination Survey
  26. 26. Ways To Prevent Procrastination • Physical  Exercise  Food
  27. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 38. • Stop waiting for the perfect time Ways To Prevent Procrastination
  39. 39. • Keep in mind that your work space affects your productivity ... Ways To Prevent Procrastination
  40. 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

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