Procrastination Behavior

Sometimes we fit so much into a day, we find the strength to do everything in ourselves, we start and finish things easily, sometimes we cannot find that inner strength in ourselves, we have a very difficult time starting or continuing something and we do not want to do anything. It is normal that we do not always have the same energy, however, not everyone has the same procrastination and it is known that some people are more prone to procrastination.

The foundations of procrastination are based on individual reasons. Fear of failure, internal conflicts, perfectionist personality structure, not determining a roadmap for the work to be done, feelings and thoughts about work are effective on procrastination behavior. If a job to be done gives anxiety to the person or causes negative emotions, the inability to cope with these feelings can also be a determinant on procrastination behavior. Therefore, procrastination is not just a time management problem, but a process with cognitive, emotional and behavioral dimensions. Understanding the process and knowing the causes will make it easier to manage the behavior. There is a relationship between depression, guilt, and low self-esteem in situations where this management cannot be provided and procrastination is chronic. If your procrastination behavior is not caused by external reasons such as the conditions and environment you are in and is based on internal reasons, it will be useful to implement methods of coping with procrastination behavior.

How Can We Control Procrastination Behavior?

* First of all, accept that you have procrastination behavior and instead of blaming yourself for it, analyze what might be the internal reasons that create this tendency and focus on the solution.

* Do not take your work as a whole, break it into small parts and proceed with small goals at the point of completion.

*Set a realistic and specific finishing time. Do not accept other event offers that may make it difficult for you to comply with this time.

*Find your motivational sources that move you.

*Make daily plans according to the importance and priority of your work and try to comply as much as possible.

Procrastination is actually about managing emotions, not time. As we become more aware of our thoughts, feelings and behaviors, it will be easier to manage this situation. Doing nothing and delaying what needs to be done can be mentally tiring and make you feel worse, and the cycle of procrastination wraps up. So make a start, even if it is small, you will see that it is easier to start than to think. If the negative effects of procrastination are felt in your life too much, you can get support from a specialist.

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