When was the last time when you either heard this sentence, “I’ll do it later”. Chances are is that you’ve heard it more than once and perhaps, you’ve even said it yourself.
Whilst there is nothing wrong in saying that you’ll do something later, it is important that you actually see it through. Procrastination is an evil that a lot of us are unfortunately very aware of.
If you’ve found yourself putting off important tasks over and over again, you’re not alone. In fact, many people procrastinate to some degree – but some are so chronically affected by procrastination that it stops them fulfilling their potential and disrupts their careers and even their personal lives.
The key to controlling this bad habit is to learn to recognise when you start procrastinating, understand the reason for it and take active steps to manage your time and outcomes better.
The good news is that being a procrastinator doesn’t necessarily mean you’re lazy. It is crucial to understand why it is happening. It might be caused by anxiety, fear of failure, or negative perfectionism. Once you learn the reason behind the procrastination, address it head on and take charge of it.
So, how do you overcome procrastination? We found an infographic that provides you with 15 different ways to stop procrastinating, and start getting stuff done.