Procrastination has been around a long time – it’s rooted in the Latin word for “to put off for tomorrow.”
Experts have studied our baffling tendency to engage in this behaviour that we know is self-defeating and sends us toward enticements that provide diversion but ultimately little satisfaction.
Most of us know when we’re procrastinating; we just can’t figure out exactly why or how to stop. Let’s leave the “why” to the professionals. And let’s accept that everyone procrastinates from time to time, so it’s not about stopping so much as about correcting course when it happens.
EIGHT PROCRASTINATION BUSTERS
Try these EIGHT ways to prevail over procrastination:
Are you expecting too much of yourself?
It’s hard to execute if you expect yourself to get everything right. Give yourself a little reality check that you’re no more or less human than anyone else.