Have you been struggling with how to stop procrastinating? If so, you’re far from alone. Up to 20% of people may be chronic procrastinators. And almost all of us struggle with procrastination at one time or another.
Procrastination can feel good in the moment. That’s why we do it. But there’s a high long-term cost of that short-term mood boost when we put something off. Procrastination takes a toll on our finances, our physical and emotional health, and, of course, our productivity.
I define productivity as achieving your significant results, whether in your professional life or your personal life. We often procrastinate on the things that are most important to us and instead get caught up in busywork that doesn’t advance our significant results.
All of this means that we’ll have trouble becoming more productive if we don’t give some serious thought to how to avoid procrastination.