"The child says, "when I'm a big boy", but what is that? The big boy says, "when I grow up" and then, grown up, he says, "when I get married." But to be married, what is that, after all? The thought changes to "when I'm able to retire." And when retirement comes, he looks back over the landscape traversed; a cold wind seems to sweep over it; somehow he has missed it all, and it is gone." - Stephen Leacock.
Are you doing what you'd choose to be doing if you know you had six months to live? No? Then wtf are you doing!?!
Genuinely ask yourself this question everyday and you'd be surprised at how effective it can be.
Procrastination simply means lying! You lie to yourself that you're not doing something because you're busy, or not prepared, or tired. You make up excuses to justify your inaction and to convince your mind that you will do it at a later time, which always never comes.
When you procrastinate, you use your present moments doing nothing, as an alternative to doing anything.
It's an unhealthy habit. Dangerous, even. It eats you slowly from the inside out, like a cancer - it develops gradually and with time, consumes you. So the earlier you admit it and start working on getting rid of it, the best.
I should have run this post a week earlier but...well you know the rest of it.
I guess we're all patients of this disease.
Admittance, therefore, should be the first step towards quitting procrastination.
Then, create time to do those things you've been putting off for a while. It doesn't have to be an hour, a dedicated and focused 15minutes could be just as effective.
Try and face those things you love convincing your mind about postponing. Then repeat that cycle, and with time it becomes an habit to not procrastinate.
I feel relieved I finally put this out. And that's what you'll feel after dealing with yours 😊
I hate to bear bad news but, there is no tomorrow for a procrastinator. It's a continuous loop with no ending.
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