Procrastination is the act of unnecessarily postponing decisions or actions. If you delay working on one assignment until right before its deadline for no reason, even though you know that it would be better to start earlier, that means you are a procrastinator.
There are various types of procrastination, which can occur for different reasons, and lead to different outcomes. However, with one’s self-control and motivation, there are solutions to stop procrastinating.
We would like to share the opinions of our students on how they define procrastination and what techniques they use to stop procrastination.
“Procrastination is something that we individuals do when we don’t feel like doing some specific task. It is, basically and by all means, “postponing”. People procrastinate for a variety of reasons. However, the most common motive of procrastination that we all can agree on is, quote, unquote, “laziness”, as most of us tend to live our lives comfortably. The only way I use and effective for me personally in overcoming procrastination is by motivating myself. For instance, when it comes to achieving goals in particular, motivation plays a vital role. As we all know, achieving a goal requires us to take multiple and sometimes even complicated tasks. And normally, doing a pile of work can make us tired of what we are doing. That is the time when we start to procrastinate. Nevertheless, if we are motivated, we will never hesitate to finish the tasks that are within our reach” – Student A, ESA section C.
“Procrastination is the action of delaying or postponing something that needs to be done. The habit of procrastination is the worst one and it is harmful in various ways. If we want to achieve our goals, we have to manipulate ourselves from procrastination. We can stop procrastination by avoiding laziness and distractions. We need to understand the value of time. There are several ways to avoid procrastination. When we do a task, we can start doing the part of the task we like most. And we can break the task into smaller ones. Also, we need motivation when we do a task. We can find motivation by reading a book, listening to music and watching television. I avoid procrastination by reading inspirational life quotes and listening to my favorite songs. When we can avoid procrastination, we can more focus on our goals and dreams” – Student B, ESA Section C.
Let us know how you want to define procrastination and how you overcome it.