Tuesday, March 7, 2017

11 Ways to Overcome Procrastination

Good morning!

Today we are sharing an article for anyone who has trouble getting things done or finds themselves starting projects but never finishing them. This article, shared from Psychologytoday.com is entitled '11 Ways to Overcome Procrastination' and gives a few tips to stop putting things off.

"Everyone has fallen victim to putting off a task at some point in their life. Take, for example, this article that I had planned on posting yesterday...

Ever wonder why you- or others- procrastinate? While some view it (in themselves or other people) as laziness, there might be something else at play here.

In the world of psychology, it has long been believed that people who procrastinate have a faulty sense of time, thinking they will have more time to get something done than they actually do. And while that may be true for some, more recent research suggests procrastination is linked to difficulty managing distress. Specifically, it seems that task aversion is to blame. That is, when people view the task in an unpleasant manner (“It will be tough, boring, painful…”), they are more likely to put it off.

While procrastinators may be trying to avoid distress, ironically it can cause more in the long-run. Procrastination can lead to increased stress, health issues and poorer performance. Procrastinators tend to have more sleep problems and experience greater stressful regret than non-procrastinators. What’s more, procrastination can also hinder your self-esteem with the guilt, shame or self-criticalness that can result from putting off tasks."

To continue reading the article to find out several tips which may help you visit: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/better-perfect/201703/11-ways-overcome-procrastination

If you feel your procrastination is a bigger issue or comes from another underlying problem that you seek help with, contact me today at www.innerpassages.com 


No comments:

Post a Comment