What is procrastination?
Procrastination is not the outcome of laziness or lack of focus. This misconception creates a label that’s hard to shirk and results in more hopelessness than reform. On the contrary, most of the time, when a person procrastinates, they are completely aware of what they are supposed to be doing and often put off that task by doing smaller, more manageable ones in the meantime.
What is the real cause of procrastination?
According to research, the real cause of procrastination is an “inability to manage moods around a task.” In other words, we evade doing assignments and jobs because of an inability to endure the negative emotions associated with them, rather than simply a lack of desire or commitment.
How do I overcome procrastination?
If the problem boils down to an inability to cope with the negative emotions associated with a particular task, then the obvious solution would be to make that task enjoyable. Create positive emotions to counteract the negative. If we can come up with a desire to do our chores, we won’t encounter as much resistance in the process.
What are some ways that you can use to make ordinary tasks enjoyable? Let me know what you think in the comments!
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