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Why Procrastination is Bad for You

By Outworkerpost Support  1 year, 9 months ago

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Do you sometimes find yourself putting things off? Do you often avoid difficult tasks and may deliberately look for distractions? Well, you might be suffering from procrastination. This is a challenge that everyone faces at one point. Humans are known to struggle with delaying, avoiding, and procrastinating on issues that affect them.

Most of the people who procrastinate are perfectionists because, according to psychologists, it is psychologically more acceptable not to do a task than face the possibility of falling short on performance. A procrastinator will be contented with the fact that they perform better under pressure, but research indicates that this might not be the case. Rather, it is the way of justifying putting things off. Self-deception is common with procrastinators, and sometimes, the procrastinators are aware of their actions.

The people who procrastinates include the thrill-seekers or the arousal types. They wait until the last minute to reap a euphoric rush. Avoiders put off tasks because they are afraid to fail some even fear success and are cornered by what people think about them. Decision procrastinators often have difficulty in decision making by not making the decision they are absolved of the responsibility if the event outcome.  

The impact of procrastination:

It can lead to insomnia, gastrointestinal, and immune system disturbances. It erodes personal relationships and teamwork in the workplace.

How to avoid procrastination:

  1. Make a reward of taking action more immediately.
  2. Make the consequence of procrastination more immediate.
  3. Design your future actions.
  4. Make the task more achievable.
  5. Be consistent and have a daily routine.