One of the most dangerous problems that could bring all of your efforts towards success crumbling down is procrastination. Procrastination can incite panic and stress, which each have their own detriments, but it can also prevent you from getting your work done on time and effectively, which could hold you back from succeeding.
As dangerous as it is, procrastination is a very common problem that many struggle with today. But no matter what you do, you can’t let yourself fall victim to it. At first, procrastination feels great.
You don’t have to expend so much energy working so hard, and all that stuff that stresses you out is out of sight and out of mind. You have more time to focus on the things that you enjoy, and you don’t have to put up with the things that you don’t.
You can reassure yourself that you’ll get that work done eventually, but right now you need some down time. Soon, though, the stress starts to creep in as your deadlines approach.
You always have this nagging, stressful feeling in your head, and you know you should be doing something else at the moment. However, you choose to ignore it as best as you can and continue on.
Besides, you still plan on doing the work soon. Then, you’re almost right upon your deadlines. You start to panic and freak out, feeling as if you don’t have enough time left to complete your given task, and now you’re feeling a sense of regret.
You fall under a lot of stress and you’re not even getting your work done very well when you are working. Instead of working, you’re still procrastinating by freaking out about how little time you have left.
All of that can be avoided if you stay away from procrastination at all costs. Treat procrastination like a plague – something so deadly you shouldn’t even come near it. Procrastination is such a slippery slope that it’s very tough to get yourself out of that slump once you’re in it, so it’s best to avoid getting down that path in the first place.
If you do find yourself starting to procrastinate, then change your cycle as soon as you can the next day. Instead of trying to overload yourself at first and play catch-up all at once, you should try to even out the work you missed across the remaining days, allowing you to return to a stable schedule without having to overwork.