Are you frequently putting things off until the last minute? You may be a procrastinator.
If you find yourself often saying ‘I should do this’ or ‘I shouldn’t be doing this’ – then you are procrastinating.
This sort of behavior is frequently associated with college students – though many older adults end up regularly putting things off, as well.
For Jeff Rose, procrastination prevents productivity and living life to the fullest.
Just taking steps to set a time to start a task and the amount you want to finish is a great start.
This decision is equal to showing commitment – a great start of moving away from procrastination.
Furthermore, when you add things to your calendar and make an effort towards something on a frequent basis, this can not only help you with putting things off but also add to your capabilities.
Acquiring new skills and getting used to exercising these skills is a step toward no longer being afraid to start a new project.
Eventually, that big project simply becomes part of your daily life.
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This story originally appeared on Jeff Rose.