Procrastination is an evil that we must remove and purge from our life in order to experience success, joy, and peace. The more we put off the more anxious we become. Stress, irritability, a short temper, and anxiousness are all a result of procrastinating.
Whether procrastination is part of school life, work, or daily habits such as house cleaning, destruction is often left in its wake. As a result of putting off, important tasks and assignments are turned in late, customers are lost, and the house becomes a wreck.
Often the decision to procrastinate leads to more such decisions. Before we know it, we find ourselves stressed while trying to complete tasks in a rush. Rushing at the last minute to write a paper, contact a client, or clean the house makes for sloppy work. Beginning a project early not only removes much stress we create for ourselves, it also allows us to complete it properly.
Procrastination can be decreased by making the right decision in the moment. When an assignment is hanging over our heads we should make the decision to work on that particular project before taking time to relax. When needing to make a phone call regarding a discrepancy on a bill it is best to pick up the phone, make the call, and remove the weight it creates rather than putting it off till the day the bill is due. Before going to bed it is a good habit to straighten the kitchen rather than leaving a mess which will only grow during the morning rush.
If we desire to rob ourselves from joy and create a great deal of stress we can do so by way of procrastinating. On the other hand, if we desire to decrease our stress and anxiety procrastination needs to end.
What are some ways you have found helpful in reducing procrastinating tendencies?