Procrastination & Productivity balance

Procrastination & Productivity

Why do we wait until the last minute? Nothing hampers your productivity like not doing what you intend to do. As it turns out, procrastination is rooted in the same things that make up productive. We stop doing something when it becomes stressful, challenging or if there is tension around it. We try to avoid it as much as possible because it makes us uncomfortable. Productivity is driven by overcoming these challenges. How do we harness the power of productivity by embracing the things that cause procrastination?

Let’s get down to why we procrastinate. You might find that you delay small tasks that pop up every day or maybe are an extra step in a process that isn’t very significant, but it still needs to get done. The perceived value of that task is much lower than the benefits. This makes you less motivated to get it done because, in your eyes, it’s just not worth the effort. We feel this way about many mundane tasks because they are common nuisances. Then, we feel worse because we actively avoid devoting energy to these tasks. Sometimes, these “insignificant” tasks aren’t insignificant after all. If it’s on your mind all the time to get done, then bite the bullet and get it done. Doesn’t it feel better to get things done?

It all boils down to our mindset and how negative we think about this task. If you shifted your point of view from the effort and energy required to the benefits of being productive, you’ll get more done. This doesn’t mean that you need to check every box on your to-do list if the list isn’t practical. Always do your best to sort out your priorities. Make sure your immediate to-do list starts with the most urgent tasks.

You need to be able to separate the meaningless tasks from the important ones. Start with an old fashioned list if you need to evaluate the pros and cons of completing a task. You’ll find that some small tasks play an integral role in our daily habits. No one enjoys washing the dishes, but we all feel better when it’s done. The peace of mind that comes with scratching something off a checklist is important to boost your motivation. This is why we are told to make the bed at the start of the day. It sets up the rest of the day to be productive because we know we have accomplished one task on our chore list. That one step in the right direction and it only takes a few minutes.

Procrastination stems from avoiding potentially stressful situations. Few people would run head on to a situation where they are pressured. However, pushing yourself to change the way you approach these situations will allow you to limit stressing over a potentially stressful situation. Spending time building tension won’t do anyone any good.

Invite Your Customers To A New World

Create a unique user experience on your website.

Good Copy Is Just A Few Clicks Away

It's the simplest way to get your message across.

Stay In The Know

.

Related Articles

Stop Focusing On Your Competitors
balance

Stop Focusing On Your Competitors

Is business really a competition? If so, what do you get from participating and how exactly do you win. You need to ask yourself if you are putting too much energy into your competitors. This takes time away from getting real work done. Pondering on the what-ifs that hound you after you embark on the slippery slope of campaign yourself to others. Don’t be fooled. Measuring yourself against your competitors will allow you to see where you are in your industry, but this can hold you back from your own progression.

Read More
Humans Under Construction
balance

Humans Under Construction

Personal development is always a priority for anyone who wants to improve their lives, but perhaps the practical nature of it has become muddied, It’s difficult between skill-building, self-care, spirituality and personal development. Are they all aspects of personal development or are they something all together? More importantly, how does this affect your business? The definition depends on how you believe you can improve yourself and what you need to do to achieve your personal goals.

Read More
Building Confidence After A Breakdown
balance

Building Confidence After A Breakdown

When your current career isn’t in the best shape, then you are going to take a hit financially and mentally. Combatting this starts with building your confidence. Anyone’s sense of self is shattered and can be called into question after knowing your chosen path has undesirable circumstances. When you’re surrounded by negativity, it eventually starts to make its way to you. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been fired, forced or removed from a project: the feeling isn’t a good one.

Read More
Hope Is Essential To Success
balance

Hope Is Essential To Success

Hopefulness and business exist in the same space. The current ecosystem in a state where most small and medium-sized organisations are struggling to stay open. This trickles down to the small teams and individuals who depend on that to survive. The choice to embark on a journey of entrepreneurship is a risky one. It always was and always will be. This journey is wrought with uncertain times, fluctuations in revenue and crippling doubt.

Read More
Learning Through Observation
balance

Learning Through Observation

Social learning is a concept spearheaded by Albert Bandura. He believed that learning is can be experienced through mere observation. It does not necessarily affect behavior but it allows humans to know what to do. At the center of the theory, he posited that the internal mental state of persons must be taken into consideration. If we were to learn solely from our own actions, that would detrimental because our learning process would be long and tedious.

Read More
Time After Time
balance

Time After Time

When you are hyper-focused on your business or your career, it is easy to get wrapped up in a never-ending to-do list. How can you keep up with the demands of your work? Well, it all comes down to managing your time properly. There are many simple things you can do to make the most of your precious time. KNOW HOW YOU ARE SPENDING YOUR TIME. Before you even make cuts on your activities, look at how you are spending your time.

Read More