There are simple ways to overcome procrastination.
Check out the previous blog here to get the first three styles of procrastination you may need to overcome.
What is procrastination? Procrastination means to put off intentionally and habitually the doing of something that should be done.
Not only are there various styles of procrastination, but they should be viewed in context with your life experiences.
Why? Well, procrastination may be the side-effect to a bigger picture.
For example, what one my see as procrastination could really be a covert statement that one has no belief that they’ll be successful at the task.
Sometimes, there are hidden messages behind procrastination. So, let’s deep dive into this.
Which Style of Procrastinator are You?
The Crisis Maker
The Crisis Maker enjoys the last minute rush of doing tasks at the last minute. Typically, they’ll say, “I work best at the last minute.” In context, that may not be true.
Procrastination in this state may be a result of feeling overwhelmed completing tasks.
Furthermore, it may be a sign of perfectionism and, thus, you fear doing things “wrong”.
- As such, the solution is to see tasks as opportunities.
The Defier rebels against deadlines. This may happen overtly or in a passive-aggressive manner.
I’m not a big fan of the word “defy”. I truly believe there are times where you need to make a decision to protect your peace or stand for a cause. In this sense, is it defying or choosing to protect yourself?
- As a solution, take the time to determine the outcome of disregarding tasks, assignments, and deadlines.
The Overdoer has a hard time saying ‘no” so they constantly have a lot of things on their plates.
The problem is that there are so many obligations that there’s never enough time to get things done.
- As such, the solution is to learn to say “no” without feeling as though you’re letting anyone down.