- Five Negative Results
Time Management Guide Part 16
are you a procrastinator?
is simply the habit of putting off for tomorrow what you can do
it ring a bell? The fact is that nine out of ten of us have this
habit. We tend to postpone jobs and tasks. And procrastination is
the villain, the unsuspecting sneak that upsets every plan connected
with time management.
interesting thing about procrastination is that we tend to put off
only those tasks that seem unappealing to us.
the task is boring, or monotonous, or involves too much hard work,
then it stands a very good chance of getting postponed.
is not because of the lack of time that we do not do the task. On
the contrary, we might have plenty of time to do it but we tend
to postpone it and justify ourselves saying that we do not have
the time for it.
for example a visit to the dentist. How many of us go for monthly
checkups to the dentist? The answer would be almost none. The reason
is pretty simple. Since childhood, dentists have been associated
with physical discomfort.
there are some jobs that we put off for tomorrow, a tomorrow that
there are some problems that arise out of procrastination that are
detrimental to time management.
Negative Results of Procrastination
A feeling that a job has been left undone is bad for our morale
Unfinished jobs leave a lot of clutter which affects our efficiency
Putting things off means jobs accumulate and needless panic
can set in
Procrastination may be synonymous to some people with laziness
and lack of interest in the job
The job becomes more unpleasant the more you postpone it
chances are that you will be busier tomorrow than you are today.
Most of those jobs that we procrastinate are the-sooner-done-the-better
kind. And the sigh of relief that escapes from our lungs once the
job is done and over is worth it.
it takes is some will power. Make up your mind to do a task and
then do it while your mind is still made up.