Just like the other common addictions. Procrastination is a horrible waste of time and energy. It is not just a series of actions in which we put off things until later; it is a life of addiction (yes! that serious). Just like the chain smoker who craves for a stick, a member of this club indulges in the thought of doing something without actually getting near to doing it at all. Like a severe compulsion, procrastination is expressed in the smart reasons we give ourselves so as to feel the high we get from doing things just when we have to, just in time, and only doing things when we have to. And also like addiction, it takes; it will take inner strength and will to break it.
A procrastinator has mastered the art of putting things of till a later date. They may decide to keep putting it off indefinitely or wait until the very last minute to begin the job (tyranny of the urgent). Either way, life becomes stressful because of these choices.
How do you recognize whether or not you have a problem with it? When does it become a serious issue? If you find yourself explaining to people why things have not been done, and will probably be done next week. If right now you have up to five assignments or responsibilities that you have not yet done and have pushed to a later date more than once, you are comfortably a member of this club. Have you out up some ideas to be done this year? So when will you get it done? I mean, if your plan for the year 2008 is still half long, chances are that you’ve being procrastinating.The most powerful way to combat procrastination is to make a start. That’s because thinking and doing each possess a completely different energy. Thinking is passive, inert and internal, while doing is active and external. It requires gusto (initiative) and confidence, the simplest way to defeat procrastination is to follow Nike’s cliché… just do it!
This feeling of inertia can easily be overcome by staring on the spot. Inertia is defined as the reluctance to start motion, and once started, the reluctance to stop. If your situation stops while doing it, your case may be more critical, for every task once stared, progress makes you feel good and accomplishment wants you to do more.
Excuses are for the incompetent;
They are monuments for fools.
Those who use them are not wise.
Say that every time you give an excuse, and watch yourself refuse to be a fool!
While some of these tips may not work for you, you can use them to get on the right track to responsible Internet usage. They are quick bullets to help you defeat a foot dragging illness that can take over your life. It’s all up to you to use them.