Do you put the “pro” in procrastinate?
You just don’t feel like starting a task because the deadline isn’t “now.” You probably tell yourself that you “work better under pressure.” And so you start browsing social media, reading the news, and give in to other distractions.
What’s likely to happen, however, is that as time looms closer to the deadline, you’re far from completing your tasks. You start to wish you had started earlier, panic, and feel irritated with anyone who tries to talk to you as you try to meet your deadline.
As Victor Kiam, the American entrepreneur said, “Procrastination is opportunity’s assassin.” And of course, he’s right. You’re unlikely to be able to grab hold of new opportunities when your hands are still busy with an old one.
So if you want to quit the habit, here are five no-nonsense ways to beat procrastination.