Procrastination and how to deal with it

Important things are moved when there are urgent cases.Time - delayed when you need to do something very urgent.All plans go awry, and in the end nothing has been done.Common situation?

Psychologists say it is very important to distinguish the prioritization of the habit of simply postpone the case until later.And even thought it a special name - procrastination.

Let's imagine that you need to make an important and responsible job.For example, to prepare a report or dig up the garden, or paint a picture.In the evening we go to bed with the thought that tomorrow noon report is ready, and dug up the garden.But in the morning about all the "forgotten" and begin to consider the found catalog of postage stamps to make unnecessary phone calls or going to a new action movie.As a result, the report is not started.Vegetable garden is overgrown with grass.Paints and brushes are in the box."Nothing, I'm still going to write on the picture a day.Just Monday, "- we are accustomed to think.

This is procrastination.Distraction on everyday trivia and entertainment - instead of doing really important.In varying degrees, procrastination characteristic of all people, but when it becomes the norm, it is necessary to sound the alarm.The habit of postponing all easily confused with laziness, but a significant difference between them.Laziness does not cause anxiety and discomfort due to the unfulfilled obligations and often serves as a regulator of the human condition.If you sometimes allow yourself the entire output lain on the couch without feeling remorse - so you just needed a timeout.And lying on the couch under the yoke of outstanding commitments becomes a real torture.

Today, this phenomenon is the subject of scrutiny.According to research scientists, 50% of respondents consider themselves chronic procrastinators, and believe that this habit brings them a lot of problems.Employers are also worried about irrational spending staff time.When the search engine Google posted on its home page the game «Pac-man», Internet users spent on it in the amount of 4.8 million hours, that is, 10-12 lives without a break for sleep and food.

Psychologists Crafted different reasons for procrastination - it is the fear of failure or, conversely, to stand out from the crowd, this unwillingness to act in accordance with the society and the authorities imposed roles.

- When people are pulled out of the house, greeting relatives on his birthday, at heart, they want to feel free of social obligations, - says Natalya Karlovskaya, Head of the Department of General Psychology of the Omsk State University.- It is such an internal celebration of disobedience.Like every new target date gives you the opportunity to carve out a little time when you can feel themselves masters of life.

If procrastination causes are often fears of success and failure, it trigger - lack of motivation and inability to plan their time.

Psychologists recommend four simple rules that will help overcome these shortcomings

1. Diary of a daily routine

People often keep all the plans in my head and have difficulty with the daily working hours as well as weekends, holidays.Psychologists advise to have a special diary, where there is both planned and executed.

2. Only achievable goals

Unable to perform feats every day.If you face a large task discouraged, you should break it up into small components and manage them individually.How to eat a big elephant?Bit by bit!

3. Do not procrastinate

small tasks that accumulate like a snowball, can stop any job.Therefore, a small question should deal directly.

If you got a big problem, and makes you want to push her into a dark corner - then you need to immediately get down to business.Well to start with a plan for solving the problem or at least to collect information about it - in fact right questions half the answer.

4. Prorogation

feeling that you did a good job and are entitled to a little rest, after which again will take over the case - a sure sign that procrastination retreats.Man needed breaks.

Paul Kantyshev

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