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Procrastination



You have probably heard this maxim a thousand times: procrastination is the thief of time; some people even started reciting it long before they knew the meaning of procrastination. There are lots of theories on why people procrastinate; this post will focus on “overwhelm” using a typical example.

Procrastination (Overwhelm)

If you procrastinate often, don’t worry, you are not alone. A lot of people procrastinate to some degree—a lot—just that some are chronic procrastinators, the ones who don’t get things done until the eleventh hour. Or, they find it hard to complete projects, especially projects with no deadlines. Thus, they forfeit rewards. They lose clients. Sometimes they feel like failures.

Typical example

Andy, a web developer, has a four-week deadline to complete a web app project. It has to be built from scratch. It’s something Andy is capable of doing; in fact, he’s very skilled. He estimates it would take two weeks to complete the project.

On day two, in the morning, he sits in front of his computer to start. But at the same time he thinks of other things he wants to get done:

  • write a post for his tech blog
  • complete his personal web app project
  • reply emails
  • call a client to discuss about some updates he needs to make
  • design a logo

And a ton of other things. Basically, he has an undoable to-do list. He also wants to win his ex-girlfriend back even though she already has a new boyfriend. He gets stressed, overwhelmed. Negative thoughts creep into his mind:

“Andy you don’t have enough time.” “Andy you don’t have the energy to do all these things.” “You can’t handle all these things.”

He feels “paralyzed.” There is anxiety and fear. He flees to totally avoid the negative effects of overwhelm by procrastinating, seeking an activiity that's more pleasurable like watching a video online. It's not just because of the overwhelming amount of things he wants to get done, but because of the brain's reflexive flight (or fight) response to negative experiences.

The cylce continues. He blinks and the first week is gone, then the second, and then the third. He has only completed about five percent of the project, and he can’t really figure out why. It kind of feels like twenty-four hours isn’t enough.

But he can’t afford to disappoint because there’s a lot to lose. His reputation is at stake. He spends the last seven days labouring day and night. It’s very stressful and could have been totally avoided.

Or Andy sits in front of the computer to start the project. Then he thinks of the amount of code he would have to write and the many things he would have to do before he completes the project. He gets overwhelmed without even starting. He decides to switch to a video sharing platform to watch a tutorial on how to build a mining rig, convincing himself that it’s also equally important since he’s learning, and possibly spends several hours watching different tutorials.

He only puts in more time into the project when panic mode is activated, when the deadline is close. He may even miss the deadline and disappoint the client.

Overwhelm is basically when there are great amounts of something that it becomes hard to deal with.

So, can Andy be blamed for his chronic procrastination due to overwhelm?

YES.

Because:

Drowning in overwhelm is not uncontrollable.

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He can overcome procrastination triggered by overwhelm by:

Prioritizing things he wants to do. It’s simple. He writes out all he wants to achieve for the day. Then he rearranges the list and places the important tasks above the less important once. After, he strikes out things he has no control over - like winning his girlfriend back: it would be on the list every day, and there is little he can do to make it happen. Even if it’s something he can achieve, there’s no use worrying or thinking about it while he has more important things to do.

Would something like, “Check photos on social media” be on the list? Not advisable. It could reduce his willingness to go back to the important tasks.

Building the web app may not necessarily be at the top of the list because there may be other things which are equally important—but more urgent. So, he gets those things done first.

Okay, Andy now has a list of the things he wants to get done, arranged according to how important and urgent they are. The next step is for Andy to decide how long he wants to spend on each task. More time may be allocated to writing posts for the blog than working on the web app for that day. The next day, he may spend more time working on the web app. And on another day it may be his personal web app project that he spends more time working on.

After checking a task off the list, it’s always a good idea to take short breaks before beginning another. He could take a short walk, meditate, or basically engage in activities that further his goals.

Splitting big tasks into smaller tasks. Andy has the list, and he knows how much time he wants to spend on each task. Let’s assume his plan for the first day working on the web app is to create its database, he could further breakdown creating the database into twelve small tasks.

We hardly get overwhelmed when we do things like update our status on social media, then switch to an instant messaging app to reply a friend’s text or view their status because these activities are easy. And we hardly leave them unfinished. Why would you type a status like “Just lost a tooth” and decide not to tap on the “Post” button because you’re tired or something. It takes less than thirty seconds to type and post.

When tasks are broken into little pieces, checking the first, second, third … little task off a list would feel as easy as updating your status. It’s not as exhausting as tackling the whole “big” to-do at once. Each time a piece of the main task is completed, there's satisfaction, it feels great, there's motivation to continue.


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Next time you get overwhelmed while working on something important, don’t let yourself slip into avoiding getting things done by procrastinating. Stop and ask yourself why you are getting overwhelmed. It may feel like your head wants to blow up, but it’s totally within your control to overcome.

Author: @jeffways

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Well done
Procrastination is the result of laziness and it results in loss of concentration over time
Wonderful work .. Thank you for sharing.

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I like this pic a lot. :D

Great article. I skimmed thorough, I will probably read it tomorrow.

I think I've spotted a fellow procrastinator ...

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Thanks for sharing @adsactly

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yea...I will tomorrow.

  ·  2 years ago (edited)

Thanks for the interesting post :)

I first came into the word "procrastination" when I was learning English in high-school, I remember checking it out in a dictionary and being fascinated by this word - it's like finding a definition, a short one, to a phenomenon you used to describe in a long sentence before.

Procrastination is a real problem - and it can have disastrous, and when things are so meaningful - the science usually steps in - in our case, scientists checked a method named "Internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy" - it's an internet based help sessions methods with professionals that assist people needing it or without real persons involved, just a set of tools that assist in managing the situation of the needed person - in our context - it was found that using this method did help moderately in decreasing the procrastination rates among the participants - both with and without the guidance of a therapist.

Now - it might seem like an extreme measure, but if such tools do not require the procrastinator to speak with some other person - there is no shame involved and it might encourage people to actually use the help offered, and in severe cases - professional therapists might be needed.
There are some methods available in the internet that can be a nice addition to those offered in the post - google "2-Minute Rule" for example :)

Hello Kivsha. Thanks for sharing the info on Internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy. And recommending the 2-Minute Rule, it's an effective strategy for overcoming procrastination.

yup, I am for sure more productive when I make a list than when I don't. When you make a list you are setting an intention. That alone makes it more likely to get done.

On the other hand, how many times has a "priority" project suddenly been cancelled or re-prioritized. Sometimes "strategic procrastination" can keep you from wasting your time.

oh yes, that's a good point too, sometimes I find things on old lists that I didn't do and that it turns out I didn't really have to do.

There are pitfalls, though ...

  • Making that list, making a less-than-ambitious plan of things you'd like to get done today and still getting only a quarter or less of it done ... been there, done that, and I think it sucks even more than not making a list in the first place.
  • Having an ever-growing overwhelming todo-list, with tasks that you would like to do, but just know you'll never ever get the time to get done. Finish one item every day, but two new one added to the list. That may also be quite depressing.

Sometimes I will find one of those old lists and then it is interesting to see what I have done or not. Sometimes I put things on that I know I will do, like take a shower. Then I have something to check off.

That's cheating!

Yeah, especially if it's in order of priority. I usually don't get all the way through the list, admittedly. I do usually make progress though.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this. Making a list definitely helps especially for those who easily get overwhelmed because of all they want to get done.

In Project Management you learn that you can break down even the largest project into a series of discrete steps.

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  ·  2 years ago (edited)

Great explanation..Procrastination is one of the 30 major causes of failure. This is what Napoleon Hill has said about it in his book

“Most of us go through life as failures, because we are waiting for the ‘time to be right’ to start doing something worthwhile.

Do not wait. The time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.”

—- Page 138, Think and Grow rich

Wise words. It's amazing once you think about what we are all capable of. Starting big projects is often the hardest part. People's ambitions often don't live up to what they're capable of.

Hello @Kouba01. Think and Grow Rich is one of my favorite books. Thanks for your contribution.

name of his book please....sounds like a winner....maybe it will help me stop procrastinating? hmm

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hills

I have to finish reading that.. Then reread it again lol.

Postponement is usually the result of someone deceiving you, postponing your business will normally cause you to take more time than usual. Doing nothing or spending time doing unimportant work will cause your essential work to accumulate. If you are constantly repeating the delay, it will become a habit.
Having such considerations as determining goals that can not be accomplished, "I can not," "I will not succeed", "I can not finish my work easily" are causing delays. Being a fool depends both on what you do and on you. It is the attitudes and thoughts that make your job tedious, impossible to organize, disorganized, forced by work, exhausted and exhausted, difficulties in decision making, perfectionism, ambiguous goals, and delays in doing things at the same time and in a short time.
There are some things we can do to get rid of this situation.

  • Find what is priority and urgent
  • Begin with small, fast-paced jobs.
  • To do list.
  • Focus on a job in a time frame.
  • Divide things up.

The habit aspect is very key. Getting used to letting time slip or entertaining yourself as opposed to working is a really difficult habit to get away from.

@aquia10 Thanks for your contribution.

thanks

An excellent explanation of word “Procrastination”
I think this post should be used in Wikipedia!
I realy belive it.
“The cylce continues. He blinks and the first week is gone, then the second, and then the third. He has only completed about five percent of the project, and he can’t really figure out why.”
Not 💯 % of the time, but most of the time I belive I’m the opposite to “Procrastination”
I just can’t leave things for later. I would rather stay up until midnight too finish what I had planed to do. I guess it’s a good thing.

"sleeping" is also an important task.

OMG, it's already 01:30, and I planned to be in bed before 23:00 today, wtf happened? :p

Hello milano. Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts.

I made an almost identical post about procrastination as my first ever blog. Didn't get nearly as much attention for it as you have. Money makes money I guess:)

Sad true 😢

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Thanks for your post, I often ponder about procrastination and how to fight against it. I like the "do something" philosophy when dealing with procrastination. You don't need to plan to take on the full thing whatever it may be, but take one step doing something towards it. A lot of the time when people get active by even doing a small thing, they build momentum and end up doing more.

The biggest myth regarding action I have heard is that people need motivation before doing something. In my experience, motivation and inspiration take place after action, not before. Basically, getting up and do even a little something is better than waiting for that kickstart to complete it all.

The biggest myth regarding action I have heard is that people need motivation before doing something. In my experience, motivation and inspiration take place after action, not before. Basically, getting up and do even a little something is better than waiting for that kickstart to complete it all.

For me it's sometimes so that the hardest thing is to get started with something. After I've started with the task, sometimes I discover it's much easier than expected.

I think it's important for people to remember that getting started on work is often harder than doing the work itself.

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most times when a procrastinator gets overwhelmed with so much jobs to finish, they think they are already stressed out, even with out them touching one of it, the more jobs they see undone the more they feel so tired, cause the brain sends a message to the body about the amount of work and stress the total jobs would give after completion of the procrastinated work, this triggers the body hormone and makes the procrastinator feels tired even with out doing any of them.
its psychological

I agree

this triggers the body hormone and makes the procrastinator feels tired even with out doing any of them

True @marshalllife.
You could experiment with a to-do list and see if it helps with overcoming overwhelm. Thanks for contributing.

its easier said than done, but i will put that to practice, and see if that works.

Better now , than later..
If one fails to start the difficult task ..the easiest will pass by with no fulfilment.
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It's taking people's energy to snooze. Posting something does not destroy it. Everything that is postponed keeps the backplane uncomfortable. If you do not take a step to make the postponement and do the postponed things, the work starts to work from your life energy. If the applications running on mobile phones but not closed and the applications running on the backplane end up charging mobile phones, the deferred jobs finish the people's energy as well. Unfortunately, people are not aware of this. One of the most common methods people use during their postponement process is to lie to themselves. They promise, "I will, I will," to harm human soul. The subconscious and spiritual confidence is damaged, self-reliance is diminishing. @adsactly

Thanks for sharing your view on procrastination.

  ·  2 years ago (edited)

Every time I consider making a todo-list ...

... I procrastinate it.

ME TOO

Oh Grasshopper

Its easy to say,

Prioritizing things he wants to do. It’s simple.

Yes, prioritizing things is simple.
The fact is, it takes time and a lot of efforts to get into the habit of doing things accordingly.

How Long it Really Takes to Build a New Habit?

Phillippa Lally is a health psychology researcher at University College London. In a study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology, Lally and her research team decided to figure out just how long it actually takes to form a habit.

The study examined the habits of 96 people over a 12-week period. Each person chose one new habit for the 12 weeks and reported each day on whether or not they did the behavior and how automatic the behavior felt.

Some people chose simple habits like “drinking a bottle of water with lunch.” Others chose more difficult tasks like “running for 15 minutes before dinner.” At the end of the 12 weeks, the researchers analyzed the data to determine how long it took each person to go from starting a new behavior to automatically doing it.

The answer?

On average, it takes more than 2 months before a new behavior becomes automatic — 66 days to be exact. And how long it takes a new habit to form can vary widely depending on the behavior, the person, and the circumstances. In Lally's study, it took anywhere from 18 days to 254 days for people to form a new habit.

In other words, if you want to set your expectations appropriately, the truth is that it will probably take you anywhere from two months to eight months to build a new behavior into your life — not 21 days.

Interestingly, the researchers also found that “missing one opportunity to perform the behavior did not materially affect the habit formation process.” In other words, it doesn’t matter if you mess up every now and then. Building better habits is not an all-or-nothing process.

The fact is, it takes time and a lot of efforts to get into the habit of doing things accordingly.

Thanks for your detailed contribution on habit formation.

Making a list of things he wants to get done according to how important and urgent they are is easy. And it could become a routine, but not a habit. Habits are done automatically, while routines are done frequently but not automatically. He would likely not make a list of his to-do every day.

Routine is a set of habits.

A new routine is something requires thought. It is made up of many habits. So, if you feel stuck in your habits, change your routine.

It requires a lot of energy, especially in the beginning, to create a new routine. But don’t get disheartened, once you build a routine, it becomes an unconscious set of actions that you can rely on.

  ·  2 years ago (edited)

A new routine is something requires thought.

True.

Routines and habits are both done repeatedly. The only difference is that one is done subconsciously (habit) while the other requires intent. It's why it's hard to break or form a habit. Definitely, some routines can become habits.

But don’t get disheartened, once you build a routine, it becomes an unconscious set of actions that you can rely on.

which is basically the process of a routine becoming a habit.

There is an answer on Quora with similar ideas to yours and google's algorithm prefers it.

Just as there are different theories about procrastination, there are also different theories about routines and habits.

Whether developing habits is about turning routines to automatic actions - or routines are a set of habits - developing good routines/habits to overcome overwhelm will always be good.

Cheers

Thank you for sharing. I'm a serious procrastination. There is a lot of time, but a lot of things are often dragged to the deadline to finish. The hardest thing about things is to start, and sometimes force yourself to start doing something, and once you start to do it, you'll find it soon finished. I will try to do things with the skills in your article. I hope my procrastination can improve.

Sure, you will get more done with a to-do list and procrastinate less. It's often hard to start because the task may look "big" that's why breaking tasks into little steps help. Thanks for reading.

dear @adsactly (73)
When the panic monster hits you, nothing is impossible.andProcrastination can indeed be a serious problem depending on how much you do it. I used to be a heavy procrastinator and I never got anything done.

Hello @Kayes12345. Waiting for the "panic monster" is very stressful and it's always good to avoid it. Yes, chronic procrastination is a very big problem. Thanks for your contribution.

This is a really bad disease. I had this disease for a while. I read a post. This post made me change my life. I wrote this article on the wall. I would like to share this article with you.

Find what is priority and urgent
What is your urgent work, what is urgent and important, what is urgent and insignificant work? What kind of jobs do you have that is not urgent? Identify these. So you do the most urgent and important things first. Even if you postpone the next work, you will have done important and urgent work.
Begin with small, fast-paced jobs.
Beginning from the work you can finish quickly will make you feel that you have done something about the work you do.
Get help from friends.
Tell your colleagues to check you out. Friend print is an effective approach to coping with snooping and it works.
To do list.
If you are having snooze because you can not organize, make a "to do" list. With this list you have not missed the tedious and tiring part of the job.
Focus on a job in a time frame.
Do not try to do a few things at the same time. This will prevent division.
Divide things up.
If you are postponing a job because it hits you, divide it into smaller, manageable pieces. It will help to prepare an action plan for this.
Look at your fun.
If you are postponing a job because it is boring, remember that it is more boring than many retirement jobs. Try to get started as you are aware of this. When you start, you will see that you are not as boring as you think.
Reward yourself.
I will reward myself ... after this work is done. Rewarding will reduce delays because it allows you to feel good things about finishing the job.

  ·  2 years ago (edited)

Hello @darksea its always good to reward yourself after completing tasks, I agree, but with activities that won't make you lose interest in doing more work.

If you are postponing a job because it is boring, remember that it is more boring than many retirement jobs.

This is a little funny. But it's true.

Thanks for sharing the article.

This is a very informative blog. Thank you for sharing

  ·  2 years ago (edited)

I read a book titled 'the evil effect of procastination' and men I decided to never procastinate again. But its not easy though

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Hello Ikechi. Yes, it isn't. Thanks for contributing.

  ·  2 years ago (edited)

Procrastination is the postponement of one activities, one can over come this by setting up agenda for daily activities, providing schedule. Thank you for this interesting topics

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Thanks for taking time to read it. Hope it helps.

this is nice a topic you have written on @ADSactly. I also see procrastination as the killer of dreams.

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I agree with you @sir.steve: it can be a killer of dreams.

My most frequent example of procrastination is in assignments I have to do, especially when I was a student. I would wait till the last minute, when I had no choice but to just do it. Then, I expend so much energy, trying to get it done quick, when I could have done it much easily earlier.

The last minute thing works for some though, but that's not a license for procrastination. Thanks @jeffways, thanks @adsactly

Hello @tolustx. Waiting to the last minute is always damn stressful. Thanks for contributing.

Thanks for providing some ways to manage overwhelm. It can be quite a challenge to stay focused and not procrastinate when overwhelmed.

Thanks for reading @lifeisartsandy.

Thank you for sharing @jeffways. I do not think anyone can claim he has never procrastinate. We are all guilty just has you mentioned in the second paragraph - we all procrastinate to some degree. But what degree of procrastination is too much? How do we know we have become chronic procrastinators?

I am asking the above questions because I enjoy the "the rush hour" kind of activity. I know I will certainly get the job done and so I could go one with other activities that catches my fancy at the moment.

Apart from prioritizing your tasks and splitting tasks into smaller tasks, let me SETTING YOUR OWN DEADLINE. This has worked for me. When I noticed I was beginning to be accustomed to doing the job at die minute, I decided to be setting my own deadline maybe two days earlier than the original date of deliver. Let's say for a task that will be due for delivery on Saturday next week, I will set Thursday for myself and try to persuade my mind to believe that thursday is the deadline so that you know whether you fall shout of the Thursday date, you have a spare one day in between for you to tidy up your task before the main date.

It has worked for me. Also to add, when feeling overwhelmed, sometimes you need to stop trying at the moment and sleep briefly so you can get yourself refreshed

But what degree of procrastination is too much? How do we know we have become chronic procrastinators?

When you needlessly avoid getting important things done, it's procrastination.
Since you enjoy "the rush hour" kind of activity, I'm tempted to say you aren't procrastinating because you intentionally delay. But still, it's procrastination. Maybe it's just you trying to convince yourself that you enjoy the rush of getting things done at the eleventh hour.
I can't tell if you are a chronic procrastinator, seriously. But anyone who procrastinates often is...

When I noticed I was beginning to be accustomed to doing the job at die minute, I decided to be setting my own deadline maybe two days earlier than the original date of deliver.

So it seems you figured something was wrong and you decided to create a solution to not miss deadlines.

Regarding sleep, yes, it refreshes the brain. But if there isn't a solid plan to execute all you have on your to-do list, overwhelm may set in.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Procrastination can indeed be a serious problem depending on how much you do it. I used to be a heavy procrastinator and I never got anything done. Surely the whole "big to do" list can definitely look and sound really overwhelming, so you would simply choose something easier for today and put everything away for tomorrow. But that's never a good thing to do, because you will keep putting it away. We can always overcome the overwhelming feeling, just gotta have some willpower :)

Hello @trendo. Thanks for contributing.
With willpower, anything is possible.

This is really informative and great article @adsactly. Procrastination is the act of delaying or postponing a task or set of tasks. So, whether you refer to it as procrastination, it is the force that prevents you from following through on what you set out to do. The best way to understand this is by imagining that you have two selves: your present self and your Future self. When you set goals for yourself you are actually making plans for your Future self. You are envisioning what you want your life to be like in the future.
I really appreciate your opinions and suggestions. Thank you so much for sharing this great article.

So, whether you refer to it as procrastination, it is the force that prevents you from following through on what you set out to do

Very true @anayakhan.
I like the idea of "present self" and "future self," regarding goals.
Thanks for your contribution.

Cool read! I once read somewhere that procrastination doesn’t exist. It’s just that what is in front of you isn’t a priority.

Replacing procrastination with priority really puts things into perspective. People don’t procrastinate, they just don’t care enough about that certain task.

If you had the chance to make $2 and someone gave you that opportunity, you would most likely say, “sorry I can’t RIGHT NOW” but imagine if someone offered you $2,000,000 for the same task, would you put it off?

It’s not that you’re too busy, it’s that you didn’t care enough about the $2 to do it right away.

Learning this really put things into perspective for me.

Hello adamritterbush, I like the example you gave. Of course you will be motivated to do the two million dollar task. But procrastination due to overwhelm is a little different. A person with several two million dollar tasks on his to-do list can get overwhelmed and postpone getting things done. Overwhelm doesn't have to do with the reward involved, it's a negative feeling of not being able to handle or do all you have to do; it's more like an overload.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Absolutely! Two sides to it of course. Thanks for commenting back to this, I enjoy this side of Steemit.

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an excellent article, for many it should open its eyes to the truth and why it always lacks time.
I think everything can be changed by the effort of the will of man. In each of us from time to time there are contradictions. For example, start preparing for an important event today or postpone it until tomorrow, or eat an extra piece of cake or abstain. In such moments, a counter-argument arises and you have a choice. The choice to reschedule the case for tomorrow is the simplest, so it performs in the foreground and you often select it. But there is always another choice, it is he who is given to people not easily, because it requires willpower. In the depths of your soul, you know that this choice is correct.
This can be compared to the fact that you have a demon sitting on your shoulder, and on the other an angel and what the demon says is always more attractive, but not always right.
Therefore, it is necessary to be able to collect the will in a fist and focus on the necessary matters. Yes, it is not always easy. But it's in your hands, only you are the creator of your destiny.
Do not wait for the right time, it will not come. The most suitable time is now! the most suitable place is here. There are no other excuses.
Thank you, good article

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Funny how we only become aware of procrastinating after we are deep into it. This article was a great break down of ways to catch and avoid procrastinating! I think procrastinating occurs when we are in a hurry overwhelmed and limited on time. We are not able to give or best when short on time, so we put off things we should be doing at that time. Persistence is one of the keys to unlocking the door of procrastinating as to not get locked out. I need to get better at time management myself. This is a great article. Any thoughts?

That´s an amazing post!
Speaking of personal experience I think sometimes I can be affected by procrastination, especially when studying for a exam that I know its easy to pass or the content is more boring...

But most of the times I overcome it and I think everybody can do it, with some easy steps, starting for example for the 2 you just explained...
One trick that I use when I need to work offline is turning off the internet;
When I need the internet for the work I´m developing I decide to leave my house and go to my grandmother's house where I feel some pressure of doing the job and not letting people down. (especially people that I care about, like her).

Turning off the internet is good practice. It makes you focus more. Thanks for reading and sharing how you avoid procrastinating.

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Really, procrastination will not allow people to do anything in life. In fact, the people who have procrastinated will delay what they should do, and when such people are easily overwhelmed about the work, they will not be able to do anything at all.
I think, the people who procrastinate may fail to work on time, and are bound to loose many opportunities, because they are not fast enough to have achieved and be successful. In the world of today, some things must be done as quickly as possible, so as to reach the goal and get the reward. In this kind of situation, people who are overwhelmed will take what is little as a big deal, whereby, they will never solve the problem in a reasonable time.
I am a writer, @gboyegaogunmola. I am writing article on the topic, "psychological aspect of man". I believe you, that procrastinating with time, as well as being overwhelmed with little things, will never allow people to achieve their goal on time. This etiquette is against the "rules of success" in the society. The successful people in the world of today will always act fast and solve problems quickly. They will never want to be left behind in the race for achievement and success.
I truly appreciate reading the post, @adsactly. I can figure it out that, those people who have big things to do, should not procrastinate or become overwhelmed, but they should break a big goal into smaller goals, and achieve each of the goals as passionately as they can.
This happens to be the real truth about success in the world of today.

This happens quite often to me 😂 actually,the easier the task is, the more I will delay it, but I am working on it because when obligations are met in time, we have so much more freedom do the something we love! Great post ☺️

Procrastination is an obstacle to success. This is an article that explains to us the meaning of procrastination and how to combat it. This article is useful for those who are procrastinating to do a blog post which is impeding your success. Upvoted and Resteemed!

I like your writing and it is very interesting.
but there is one reason why people postpone work may be his job is no honorarium for him .

Hello @waled. It's basically about getting overwhelmed when there is a lot on his to-do. And how he can avoid procrastination due to overwhelm. 1. By prioritizing tasks. 2. By breaking "big" tasks into smaller tasks.
Thanks for reading.

Very interesting read! I am, for the most part, a chronic procrastinator so I find it so fascinating how productive I can be when under pressure! I definitely think that when you break down a project into very achievable components, it is more encouraging to get the task completed.

Another feeling of synchronicity for me with this great write-up.

I commented on a recent post from @aldao and this post relates to my life like his did. It feels like @jeffways knows my current life situation and wrote this for me! Also I would like to relate this post to a book called the War of Art by Steven Pressfield-(wiki), he calls procrastination the resistance and tells his tale of how he beat the resistance. This post seemed to describe how my life has been the last few months, with my cryptocurrency obsession and Andy getting overwhelmed by a ex-girlfriend situation.

It eerily reminds me of myself, as my name is Danny which almost sounds like Andy and I have also have a ex-girlfriend that I wish I could win back. I hope to make myself a valuable member of the Steemit community one day, and with following content providers like @adsactly I think I will be in good shape!

Hahaaa...
This procrastination issue is totally me...
Especially while I was in school. It felt so overwhelming doing so many things at the same time....
I most times, took things with levity....

It's a gradual process though.
I'm getting out of it soon enough...

Hello @kingernie. Yes, stopping procrastination totally is a gradual process. Thanks for reading and sharing your experience.

Breaking things down into little pieces is the best advice in the article! It has helped me immensely in my own life, when a project is huge it becomes very hard to get started and keeps getting pushed back. But when I have small tasks I always think about what my mother used to say to me "If it only takes a little time, why not do it now and get it out of the way?"

very true indeed @adsactly ..actually we all procrastinate from time to time:)) of course people come up with all sorts of creative reasons why now, today, just isn’t the right time. Too busy. Too broke. Too stressed. Too disruptive. Occasionally those reasons are valid :) but more often they are simply excuses for doing the real work :))

I agree with you that people often come up with "perfect" excuses for not getting things done when procrastination is the real reason. Thanks for contributing.

nice post and tnks for the Discord group link

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wow..!! what a nice jobe @adsactly . it ' s really good. i like your ADSactly Psychology - Procrastination post. thanks for share

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I strongly agree if Building an app does not have to be on the top because there are other things that are just as important

Nice your post

A Great post, excellently going over what happens when one procrastinates. and some common ways that help those who do procrastinate to potentially deal with the "overwhelm". What this post doesn't go over, though, is "executive dysfunction", which is an other form of procrastination that happens quite a fair bit.
For fear of making a comment no one will read, I shall copy paste a great explanation that really resonated with me, as a person with ADD and Executive Dysfunction.
"The prefrontal cortex is responsible for executive functions, like decision-making and impulse control. People with ADHD and other neurological disorders that affect the prefrontal cortex often experience difficulty making decisions and performing tasks, as well as exercising self restraint. Part of why people with ADHD tend to procrastinate so badly is out of genuine inability to begin tasks, even if they’re very important.
It feels, for me at least, like I’m constantly waiting for something and I can’t start X task because I’m waiting. I never know what exactly I’m waiting for, but that doesn’t stop me from wasting hours and days not doing the things I need to do, even if I have a desire to do them."

And while the same things done to help "overwhelm" Procrastination may work for Executive Dysfunction, many times it requires much greater help and often you can't be "talked into doing it", like someone can be talked down from being overwhelmed.

If you read this, thank you. Just wanted to spread the word.

Great post. I wouldn't call myself procrastinator but...
I found a tool that will probably help me and many others. Please read this example post:
https://steemit.com/writing/@qrwizard/the-most-dangerous-writing-tool

Good luck!

Thank you this post.... very uplefting information

Nice post @adsactly.

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hahahaha excellent post I liked the part of the example of andy since I tend to do that way to postpone things until last hour and in fact in the univercidad I spend a case where I work to make a web and gave only 6 days and I did in the last two days hehehee I identify a lot in your post and thank you very much to reflect

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Промедление и откладывание плохая черта характера. Многие боятся покидать зону комфорта, @adactly

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Nice post. Eat the "Green Frog" first, i.e do the worst job first, get that out of the way. That's the one thing to focus on. Time the task into half-hour segments .

Good work,nic post.

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Its amazing :)

Its amazing

Sooo... I have to make another list to manage my lists man? :(