In a nutshell, you procrastinate when you put off things that you should be focusing on right now, usually in favour of doing something that is more enjoyable or that you’re more comfortable doing.
According to psychologist Professor Clarry Lay, a prominent writer on procrastination, procrastination occurs when there’s “a temporal gap between intended behaviour and enacted behaviour.” That is, procrastination is occurring when there’s a significant time period between when people intend to do a job, and when they actually do it.
Here are some useful indicators that will help you know when you’re procrastinating:
- Filling your day with low priority tasks from your To Do List.
- Reading e-mails several times without starting work on them or deciding what you’re going to do with them.
- Sitting down to start a high-priority task, and almost immediately going off to make a cup of coffee.
- Leaving an item on your To Do list for a long time, even though you know it's important.
- Regularly saying "Yes" to unimportant tasks that others ask you to do, and filling your time with these instead of getting on with the important tasks already on your list.
- Waiting for the “right mood” or the “right time” to tackle the important task at hand.
Coaching is a fast and effective way to move forward on tasks or challenges you have been procrastinating over. There are strategies and techniques you can learn that will help you stop procrastinating. By identifying the cost of continuing to procrastinate you will very soon discover the benefits of taking action.
Money spent on resolving issues you have been procrastinating over is money well invested, and will give you returns in terms of health, wealth and life value, Why not give me a call or email, we can set up an appointment for a chat I will answer any questions you may have its free so you have nothing to lose.
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