Are you willing to compromise great results and success just to feed your self-doubts and fears?
It’s Monday once again! We often put off tasks because we think it’s too much for us to work on. But is procrastination worth the risk? If you want to get in the process for success, start now – start with pain, fear, and doubts. Take risks and face the consequences because that’s what it takes for you to get THERE.
Some people believe that postponing motivates them to produce their best work under pressure. While this may be true for a small number of people, it is not the norm. Crashing to finish that all-important task, goal, or business presentation at the last minute is unlikely to result in your finest work. Contrary self-talk is merely an excuse.
Research published in Self & Identity revealed that lower levels of self-compassion could explain some of the stress levels experienced by procrastinators, and that focused therapies to improve self-compassion could be useful for those individuals.
A study published in Personality & Individual Differences investigated the phenomenon of unpleasant feelings associated with procrastination. The first occurrence of procrastination before a heavy task resulted in a bad effect, but self-forgiveness tended to lessen procrastination and the negative effect on a future challenge.
Experience provides the most significant knowledge and abilities. When we work, our brain learns how to deliver the best results in the shortest amount of time. This is something that we cannot have if we choose to procrastinate. We will lose the opportunity to improve ourselves if we do not gain the necessary experience via our work.
Pushing the critical work to the bottom of the list and focusing on other easy and quick-to-complete ones that you can do at any time provides you the false consolation that you’re getting a lot done. Granted, this form of procrastination permits you to do tasks, but they are the incorrect tasks – they are out of the priorities.
When you procrastinate, you’re not intrinsically lazy. Simply ask yourself and you’ll see that you’d come up with a dozen different excuses for your inaction. At the heart of the procrastination problem, at least for some people, may be a paralyzing dread of making a mistake and thereby losing one’s self-worth.
Long-term research of the costs and advantages of procrastination, performance, and stress discovered that procrastination is a self-defeating behavior pattern with short-term benefits and long-term consequences, including an increase in mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem.
Taking breaks is valid but when it comes to procrastination, no reason can ever justify it. The longer you delay your work, the more burdensome it becomes. Trust us that in the future, you don’t want to look back and regret and blame yourself for wasting time. #LiveTheGreatLife #RubenLicera #FightProcrastination