Monday, November 1, 2010

Procrastination & 33 days...

Procrastination: from the verb to procrastinate; to defer action; to delay.

Why is it so easy to put things off till the last minute? Why are we so easily tempted to avoid the inevitable of what needs to be done regardless of any deadline?


Sometimes procrastination and perfection go hand in hand. Type A people, or perfectionists, always expect so much from themselves. Competition was bred in them, therefore it comes instinctively to succeed and out perform. They are scared of the final outcome (it MUST be perfect). I know this feeling all too well.

Anxiety shortly follows and we are stressed that we will not meet our deadline, or worse, or efforts will be second-rate. This in turn can cause poor performance. Yet, we still consistently procrastinate. Why? Because it is so easy to put things off just one more day.


However, there are those rare occasions where procrastinating is healthy and helpful. While doing task X you struggle to find the right way to start or can't get it finished. Suddenly while procrastinating, the idea comes like an epiphany and is instantly clear.

You could have forced yourself to finish the job, but you knew you would regret the half-ass performance. Guilt would have set in and you think "if only I had enough discipline.."

So, my advice to you: procrastinate effectively; procrastinate without guilt; procrastinate 100%. But remember to always take responsibility for your procrastination.

1 comment:

  1. Alisha, this was great! I could totally relate and see myself in what you wrote. In fact, I am procrastinating right now as we speak! Better go get busy.

    Great blogging you've been doing!! :)

    ReplyDelete

I love comments - be sure to leave one, I'd love to get to know you! :)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...