Despite our best wishes, procrastination is not considered an in-demand soft skill. But to stop our tendency to procrastinate, we first need to know exactly what kind of procrastinator we are…
“Never do today what you can safely put off until tomorrow.”
Deadlines are looming, nothing’s getting done, and you’re binge watching your favorite show on Netflix. It’s not that you don’t want to get things done… it just doesn’t seem to be your highest priority right now. After all, you have plenty of time, right? There’s time for one more episode of Breaking Bad!
Putting off work doesn’t mean that you’re lazy, though. The work always gets done. There’s no question: You’re just a procrastinator.
The key question is: What kind of a procrastinator are you?
Diving Into Procrastinator Types
We’re all guilty of procrastination on occasion. Yes, some of us more than others. We even try to romanticize the condition, convincing ourselves that it’s somehow necessary. After all, we do our best work under pressure, right?
In truth, waiting until the last minute leaves us rushed and without the time to think things through clearly. Ultimately, this method of getting things done, even on time, can have a serious impact on the quality of our work. Just as important, it often decreases our productivity. In the end, procrastination reveals our hidden anxieties and self-destructive habits.
So why do you procrastinate? Finding the source of your procrastination can help you break the habit. Do you justify it as a tool to help inspire you? Or, are you simply overwhelmed by the task at hand? Follow the flow chart in this infographic from ParcelHero to find out what’s stopping you from getting started. Then, check out the tips on how to break free and reach your full potential.
Do it now! Don’t wait until tomorrow.