Breaking the habit of procrastination is one of the biggest obstacles for people to achieve what they want to achieve. So many of us have things we want to accomplish that we never manage to fulfil. Too often, this is mainly down to a lack of concentration, strategic effort. So, we may be blame time. We might claim that we would love to start our own business/improve our home/write a novel/get in shape/actually clean the kitchen… but we just don’t have the time because we are so busy with work and with looking after our family.
In our latest eBook, Breaking the Habit of Procrastination, we explore why people put things off, often to the detriment of work and relationships. Nearly 88% of the world’s working population is said to be guilty of this type of procrastination at some point in their life. It’s mostly inevitable and only harmful if you let it manifest in your life and become chronic. Chronic procrastination can lead to poor health, slow career growth and is harmful to personal growth and relationships. However, there are simple ways to overcome it as long as you commit to change. In the guide, we explore different types of procrastinators, common reasons why the habit is developed, and ways to fix it to improve your relationships and live a happier, more fulfilling, and successful life.
Procrastination is often overcome through self-discipline, But how do you gain discipline? The same way you gain anything else: through practice and training. And what this also means is that you need to recognise the discipline that exists in every moment. Discipline is the conscious choice to focus on one thing and to shut out distractions. Distraction is procrastination and procrastination is a distraction. So, when someone is talking to you in a conversation, it is your job to focus acutely on what they’re saying. There are though many other ways to overcome procrastination and the eBook covers these.
If you would like to research procrastination in more detail then we recommend looking at the following websites:
- BBC – Why are some people better at working from home than others?
- The Guardian – Confront your fears … and four other ways to stop procrastinating
- BBC – Why procrastination is about managing emotions, not time
- BBC – Procrastination: It’s pretty much all in the mind
There is also a very interesting Ted Talk that you might want to look at too.
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