Are You A Procrastinator - If So Welcome To My World
Are You A Procrastinator - If So Welcome To My World.
Wikipedia describes procrastination as:
"Procrastination is the avoidance of doing a task that needs to be accomplished by a certain deadline. It could be further stated as a habitual or intentional of starting or finishing a task despite knowing it might have negative consequences. It is a common human experience involving delay in everyday chores or even putting off salient tasks such as attending an appointment, submitting a job report or academic assignment, or broaching a stressful issue with a partner. "
I have always had an issue of putting off difficult tasks or awkward conversations whether in person or by telephone and still do to this day.
This is not laziness it is pure and simple procrastination because we want to avoid any kind of conflict or anything that is out of our comfort zone.
If there is something that needs to be done but I feel uncomfortable doing it I will do anything else just to keep busy or appear busy until such a time as it cannot be avoided and then I just get stuck in and do it.
So why don't I just do it and get it over with in the first place.
I now make a determined effort to "Eat That Frog" as Brian Tracy teaches and I will put everything in the diary or on Google calendar and will put the difficult things first and then the day will be calmer and less stress for the rest of the "To Do" list.
I dont always succeed and still sometimes do procrastinate but I am getting better.