We know we do it. We want to stop doing it. Logically it should be easy enough, but why have we let procrastination kick our behinds day after day, week after week, year after year? Now add in the 2020 factor. Many more of us are working or learning from home and have no one looking over our shoulder and/or monitoring our progress. Our schedules are more flexible which can be great, but it also gives us more wiggle room to procrastinate! Finally, this year has ramped up feelings of being overwhelmed and out of control. Sometimes we’re unsure of where the next week, day, or even moment will take us. Procrastination can be more of an emotional issue than a time management or “laziness” problem, so this new mix of heightened anxiety only seems to make matters worse.
We’re revisiting an episode from 2019 where we try to understand and overcome procrastination. We break down the motives which we may or may not even be aware of. It turns out those motives aren’t necessarily the same for everyone or even the same for an individual every time. When it comes to why we put things off, we break it into four major reasons which we categorize with the four P’s.
In addition to the four P's, we explore the story of the infamous Instant Gratification Monkey We uncover the lies we tell ourselves and even give a few personal confessions about the areas that seem to trip us up the most and what we did or are doing about them. But mainly, we provide some helpful life hacks on how to turn things around for good. We’re ready for procrastination to end and action to start.
We want to help anyone who struggles with this sneaky little habit. Whether it’s waiting until the last minute to complete an assignment, putting off health concerns, holding off on tasks, conversations, or creative pursuits that have the potential to enhance our lives, let’s stop procrastinating! Let's take back the power of time and use it to our own advantage!
If 2020 has taught us anything, it has reminded us about the uncertainty of time, resources, and even where life will lead us next. Our time is precious. We need to protect it and make the most of it. We may not ever completely stop procrastinating, but getting better at avoiding it can make a huge difference in our lives and the lives of our families, friends, co-workers, and all those who depend on us.
There’s no gift like the present! You could procrastinate....but don’t wait another minute—listen now to this week’s episode that will keep you on track, on schedule, and right on time!