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Five (5) ways Procrastination can ruin hopes and dreams.

Pink-Social-Media-Marketing-Social-Media-200--200-px The cycle of procrastination

We have all struggled with procrastination in one way or another, whether it is putting off important work or delaying simple tasks around the house. We are all guilty of it, we even try to compensate for it by saying everybody does it. Procrastination can get to the point where it can pigeonhole someone into a very unsuccessful life. This can happen because people are unmotivated to move forward, and they eventually give up on their dreams. Here are five ways procrastination ruins your quality of life and some hacks on how to stop procrastinating.

Goals Become Hard to Achieve.

The human body prefers a state of comfort, that is why every time someone sets out to achieve a task whether personally or professionally there is a feeling to remain neutral. Procrastination makes it hard to achieve short-term and long-term goals, which reduces the possibility of people getting a better life for themselves.

  • First, find out the reason you procrastinate.
  • Then break down goals into achievable objectives which are easier to complete.

Procrastination causes you to lose time.

Wasting time is similar to losing parts of ourselves that we can never get back. That is why procrastination is so dangerous sometimes, we get this nagging feeling when we procrastinate. There is always this numbing sensation that you could have done something if only you had not procrastinated.

  • Be aware of the time you spend thinking about an idea or task.
  •  Write time-bound objectives to complete tasks.

Procrastination can affect your dreams and aspirations.

What have you always wanted to become?

Whatever dreams or aspirations you have, work towards achieving them. Procrastination can slow or stop these dreams. If you do not have the willpower to go after them. If you refuse to take a step towards making your dreams happen, they will remain just that, dreams.

  • You have to make a plan to achieve these dreams. 
  • Set reasonable goals and steps towards bringing these plans to life. 

Procrastination can cause you to squander opportunities.

 Opportunities only come once in a lifetime. That is why it is important to grab every opportunity by the neck. Procrastination creates this false illusion that opportunities will always exist. This makes it easy to put off doing a task when the time is right eventually, you regret that decision in the end. 

  • Stop postponing tasks and try to get things done even if you are not motivated to get them done.
  • Be disciplined enough to work without the ‘feeling’ to do a task.

Procrastination can lead to low self-esteem.

Low self-esteem can cause people to procrastinate and can result in procrastination. Imagine being given a task to complete but because of low self-esteem, that task gets delayed and is never completed. Then because you know within yourself that you were able to complete the task but never did, can result in low self-esteem. It sounds like a vicious cycle, right? Having low self-esteem can be likened to a never-ending loop of not feeling good enough. This feeling can eventually pull you back from achieving your goals and dreams. 

  •  Step back and work on your self-esteem and confidence. 
  •  Set some new goals and try your best to achieve them. 

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