๐Ÿ”ฅ Battling daily procrastination

07 March 2022 ยท 143 views ยท Updated 05 July 2022

๐Ÿ”ฅProcrastination is a serious threat.

But what keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do?

What is the enemy that every one of us must face?

Here are 4 reasons why you put things off and how you can reframe them:

 ๐Ÿค– lack of self-control

If you have more willpower, you are better able to stick to tasks and projects even if they are not much fun. Either suffer the pain of discipline or suffer the pain of regret.

๐Ÿ… lack of self-efficacy

If you feel that you can successfully complete your tasks, then the likelihood of procrastination decreases. Small steps lead to big progress and more frequent dopamine hits.

 ๐Ÿ“Š task-aversiveness

Activities that make little sense to you are more likely to be postponed than those whose meaningfulness is clear to you. Clear tasks lead to clear results and a dopamine hit.

 ๐ŸŽฏ A long time horizon

This cause of procrastination can often be combated with better planning. Instead of working on one big project, motivation increases when you set achievable intermediate goals. Milestones > One big Release.

Maybe you recognize yourself in one or the other point.

But it is important to be aware of them and think about why you put things on the back burner.

Because if you procrastinate on the things that help you grow, the world will mirror that level of self-worth back to you.

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