Psychology Of Procrastination And How to Tackle Them. - Thread -

1. Perfectionist's Fear. - Procrastination is the subconscious fear of failure. - If you put off a task long enough, then you don't have to face up to the potential negative results. - Don't stick to getting minor things 'just right', it causes delay in continuing the task.

How To Tackle: - Try visualizing the completion of your task in the positive way. - Understand perfection is a myth. - Put in your best effort and realize that's all you can do.

2. Dreamer's Lack Of Action. - Person who is highly creative and has many brilliant ideas but can't put them to action. - This happens as there is no goal setting involved after the idea has been created. - Aimless approach manifests lack of decision making and delays.

How To Tackle: - Once you have an idea, write down a timeline of what you want to achieve and by when. - Do this daily to keep yourself on track and accountable.

3. Overwhelmed Avoider. - A task might be overwhelming to do, which causes you to procrastinate. - Complexity of a task causes the brain to lose motivation and avoids doing it altogether. How To Tackle: - Break the challenge down into smaller tasks and Tackle individually.

4. Busy Bee Who Lacks Prioritization. - You may have too many tasks and you miss to acknowledge differing importance of each task. - Time is wasted on switching from one task to other or spending too much time deciding what to do. - Even while multitasking, things gets mixed.

How To Tackle: - It's all about priorities. Choose important tasks over urgent ones. - Make sure to question the value and purpose of each task and make a list in order of importance.

5. The Distraction-Prone. - Distraction is another cause for procrastination. - Our brains aren't wired to focus for long periods of time and it looks for something else.

How To Tackle: - Be mindful of your workspace and potential distractions. - Work for 20-30 minutes at a time and then take a 5 minute break.

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