Err… At this moment I am so annoyed with everything and anything happening around me because of my brain, it is unwilling to function and just wanting to lie down on a bed in a cozy blanket and do nothing fruitful! Sometimes I really wonder whether this brain actually belongs to me or not, because it surely does everything opposite to what I want it to do. I ask him to wake up, it demands to sleep for a few more hours; I ask it to work out, it decides to crave for cheese burst pizza and a coke; I ask it to write and this dear friend of mine decides to stop functioning completely!
So I decided to challenge it and write something about my brains favorite habit: Procrastination! Let me first introduce you guys to what Wikipedia tells about Procrastination:
Procrastination (from Latin’s “procrastinare”, that translates into the prefix pro-, ‘forward’, and the suffix -crastinus, ’till next day’ from cras, ‘tomorrow’) is the avoidance of doing a task that needs to be accomplished. Sometimes, procrastination takes place until the “last minute” before a deadline. Procrastination can take hold on any aspect of life—putting off cleaning the stove, repairing a leaky roof, seeing a doctor or dentist, submitting a job report or academic assignment or broaching a stressful issue with a partner. Procrastination can lead to feelings of guilt, inadequacy, depression, and self-doubt.
So, now you know what it means! And you have to agree with me that some of the other days we all have been here. Wishing to do 100,000,000 things but wanting to do none. So for you guys over there, here are few things you can do to challenge your brain and to get out of this unwanted state of mind.
1. Force It Until Its Real:
I know it is really difficult but I really want you guys to give it a try. Let’s say, You want to read a book but you can not? Then read it, you may not be able to feel the words in the beginning and the task may annoy you for a long period of time, so at this point, you start reading again, and again and again, until you really start understanding every word written. You keep doing this until your brain realizes that you seriously want to do it and you are not going to give up!
For example: When I started writing this article I thought I might give up after first few lines but as I kept going on I am now actually writing it with all my hearts and brains!
2. Remind Yourself Why It Is Important:
Every task has its own importance and if you keep pushing it forward, it’s never going to happen. So, remind yourself why is that task important. Eg: You may get fired if you do not complete that report and that shitty co-worker you hate may get a promotion instead of you; If you do not finish that college assignment you might get an F and you might, however, have to re-do it; If you do not shop today, all the good dresses would be out of stock and you will have to wear some crappy outfit for your birthday!
So go ahead and get that shit done, it is on your to-do list because it is important!
3. You are always setting an example, Negative or Positive:
Remember that your actions are always noticed. People decide about their future relations with you depending upon your behavior and its impact on them. If you are lazy, unwilling to try, leaving things half done and unmotivated, nobody would wish to work with you. You would become that one employee that has never received a promotion, a student who is believed to be a wrong company, a parent that a child does not look upon and many more!
Do you really want to be that?
So, get up and get going!
I believe you can do it!
Stop reading right now and get going with your task!
Everybody feels lazy but not everybody can afford it!
Create a hustle and become a legend!
– Dharti Shethiya