“Don’t put off tomorrow what you can do today” is an old saying that some people still have trouble fulfilling to this day. It’s not a secret that for some of us, we spend more time on leisure than business, and before we know it, we’ve spent an entire day procrastinating.
Despite many people procrastinating, only some are actual or chronic procrastinators. According to Dr. Joseph Ferrari, a psychology professor at DePaul University, chronic procrastination is a clinical affliction or a disorder akin to obsessive-compulsive disorder.
In other words, thinking that you work better under pressure might not always work out for you, and not learning how to prioritize tasks can greatly affect productivity.
Contrary to common perceptions, procrastinators are not innately lazy. They are people who actually want to be productive, but are unable to monitor themselves and practice good time management.
Have you found yourself making a to-do list only to complete tasks not according to the order of priority? Perhaps you’ve altered the list again after changing your mind? Have you been unable to make up your mind about some things, often because of anxiety or worry? Are you unable to start something because you’re waiting for the right condition, setting, or state of mind?
If you do these things constantly, you just might be suffering from chronic procrastination. You might have noticed that because of your condition, your work, health, or relationship suffers. On the one hand, you might have missed many deadlines or submitted substandard work. On the other hand, you might be submitting outstanding outputs, but with bags under your eyes or heightened anxiety immediately prior to or after the deadline. You can still probably feel the adrenaline rush, which should not be a constant feeling every time a deadline nears.
How to Banish Procrastination
I have listened to and helped people with various psychological indispositions. Together, at Blue Sky Life, we can work towards helping you recognise your current lifestyle and how procrastination causes or is influenced by several factors. Through hypnosis, we can get to the source of procrastination: fear.
Through hypnosis, you will learn to master this fear, which will no longer prevent you from doing your tasks. Underneath the mask or “laziness”, procrastination is really about fear: fear of criticism, of failure, and of success. All these things can cripple your sense of productivity.
Here, at Blue Sky Life, I can help you address your anxieties and come up with the most effective solution in dealing with you tasks without sacrificing your productivity. Procrastination is not synonymous to laziness. It is an urgent concern that must be addressed immediately. The more control you have over your fears and anxiety, the more productive you can be. Don’t wait for procrastination to take over your life.