Giving yourself a task to do is difficult, it exacerbates the notion of staying relaxed and results in negative thought patterns, “ugh I have to do the chores” and “ugh I have to do work” and “UGH I have the percolation assignment to do”
These are natural emotional responses to a natural dislike of a topic or subject,
Believe me – I have had my fair share of the “procrastinations” – the last minutes, the overdues, the long awaited.
But. There is nothing worse in the world than the guilt left behind on being reminded, the utter feeling of disappointment that is installed after thinking “I had all that time”, “I could have just done it”, “Why did I need reminding?”.
Take a breather. and Think for a second.
Here, I’m hoping you will have found some form of an answer, or at least formulated a question that can lead to one.
1. What Causes Procrastination?
Procrastination is the lack of motivation to start, or finish a task, whether it’s house work, school work or just over-all adulting – You can procrastinate on the smallest thing without ever realising it.
Need the bathroom? Stop procrastinating and go.
2. How can I avoid Procrastinating?
Really, Honest response, you can’t – You can always catch yourself in the act before it’s too late and then respond to the misdeed *silent judgment intensifies*.
But to avoid giving procrastination a reason to slip into your day-to-day,
Clean your House/Room – uuuhhh OK? UwU
Any philosopher, therapist, counselor will say the same thing,
Your house is like your mind, if your home is a mess, so is your mind.
Retain Law and Order – that sounds difficult I’m not a specials victim |: /
Welllppbecause it is difficult… If you’re Single, you’re out there, on your own – and you invest your time in yourself and your interests and those of your friends.
Be Productive – how productive is productive?
Interests.. an Interest can be productive or unproductive, can you play an instrument for example , if not? Why not >_>
Are you a designer? an Artist? a Developer?
Is there some concrete thing in your spare time that you ALSO enjoy doing that you COULD be doing instead of __________ , where this blank is the first interest that clicked that is eating away at your spare time.
Reward Yourself – rewards are nice, but what’s the quest!
Let’s play a currency game, multiply 24 by 60 you should get 1440, and subtract the number of hours you firmly believe are spent sleeping (10 min), doing daily tasks (2), then travelling (0-3), shopping(1-2), school(6-8), college(8-10), assignments(3-5) etc, then subtract the number of hours participating in an activity without any productivity by 60 from that number.
This number represents your money minutes, and they are worth alot, I mean ALOT.
You probably only have about 300 money minutes per day taking all that into account
Say you decide on playing a Game for an hour, that’s cool.. but at some level it needs gauging between emotional release and a question of productivity. Shouldn’t you be Studying??
Yes, Yes I should be, but this makes it the perfect opportunity to show an example of productively spending money minutes on something I enjoy to do.
Spend no more than 60 money minutes and it deserves a reward
I genuinely Turn a profit, by constantly getting things done that need doing, I’ve discovered that I have extra money minutes lying around.. 30 here, 120 there, and suddenly I have all this time that I don’t know what to do with..
On some off days I find I’m short, mainly because of the mess in the place or I’m just feeling a little more tiring than usual, perfectly normal for me, isn’t nice, but still I find ways.
Create a distraction Free environment, a computer at a table is all you need, putting games away, consoles, etc. ban yourself. they are considered distractions, phones, apps, web browsers, after this last line close chrome,firefox/ other generic browser…
don’t be literal with your minutes – you are essentially just time keeping, and housekeeping your mind, and there’s nothing wrong with that..