l-Iello, Today, I’m going to talk about procrastination You may think that I prepared this speech for weeks but I actually pulled an all-nighter to finish it. How ironic right? Well, this is an example of a procrastination, An action of delaying somethings Before I tell you how to deal with procrastination, I’m going to talk about the science behind why we do it and how it can affect you negatively So why do we procrastinate? There is actually a scientific explanation for it To start off, according to USA FUNDS Life Skills, 7 out of every 10 college students describe themselves as chronic procrastinators And there are numbers of reasons for it including timing, distractions, and impulsiveness.
Also, believe it or not, the Internet did not give rise to procrastination It actually relates to time management and most of you have already heard Since we know our deadlines and how far away they seem to be, we push the task aside until it’s right in our face Procrastinators actively look for distractions, particularly ones that don’t take a lot of work to do such as checking your Facebook feed.
They distract themselves as a way of regulating their emotions such as fear of failure. Now this can harm us more than we think, In a 1997 survey, University of Denver School of Education, professor Kathy Green, found that procrastination was one of the top reasons doctoral students failed to complete their studies on time Also, procrastinators are more likely to have insomnia and easily get sick since they are so stressed, it affects their health.
Procrastination is like a credit card: it’s a lot of fun until you get the bills Even though we know procrastination is a bad thing with no good results but since it is unavoidable, we cannot escape it. Nonetheless, there are some helpful ways to control it, Procrastination can be controlled with dedication and a few steps at a time. You can establish fixed-daily routines I recommend Writing down your to-do lists, By physically writing down what you have to do and putting lt where you can see it, there is a more likely chance you will actually do it, Trust me, it works.
Eliminate temptations around you so you can focus on the task at hand. Put your phone away. Hide it. Self»bribery – give yourself rewards. A good tip from James Clear, an entrepreneur and journalist, “Procrastination is more of a mental block than it is anything else, so kick yourself into gear by giving yourself two minutes to start a task. You‘d be surprised how much you can do after that.” This can be a start to avoid procrastination. The 2- the minute rule is, if the task seems to be able to be done in 2 minutes, that means you can do it now. Then there is no excuse on why you can’t and also if a task takes more than 2 minute such as writing an essay or doing your math homework, try and take 2 minutes to start. 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 30 minutes will pass and you won’t even realize how much you have done. Now that we have learn about procrastination more in depth and how it is bad for us and finding methods to prevent it, I advise you to try out the prevention tips so you can become more productive this semester. Thank you.