“Procrastination is my sin. It brings me naught but sorrow. I know that I should stop it. In fact, I will tomorrow!” – Gloria Pitzer
Procrastination is the act of focusing on less important tasks rather than more important tasks that need to be accomplished. Procrastination happens to all of us at one time or another, usually when the task is difficult or unpleasant. College students are known for pulling “all-nighters” due to procrastination. Depression, low self-esteem or perfectionism are often related to procrastination.
Here are some things you can do to avoid procrastination:
- Start your day by completing the difficult or unpleasant tasks first
- Ask for help if the task is difficult, talk it through with someone
- Set your own goals or deadlines
- Reward yourself once you meet your goals
Start small, then begin to stretch yourself and before you know it, you will be more productive than you thought possible!
Dr Rebeck would like to help with coaching you or through psychotherapy to help you overcome procrastination and find what some of the underlying reasons are that can explain why you may procrastinate. Contact her today to find out more.