#22. Procrastination: It's a Waste of Time

08.01.2021 - By A Voice and Beyond

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How often do you begin an important task and you suddenly find yourself standing in front of the coffee machine five minutes later? Are you feeling as though you're are going nowhere fast because you simply can’t get started on that one task you keep putting off? Instead of moving forward, it feels like you’re stagnating and could be doing more with your life. It could be that you are guilty of procrastination.  When we talk about procrastination, it is the act of delaying or postponing an important task and what we end up doing instead is that we focus on less urgent, more enjoyable, and far easier activities instead. The problem with procrastination is that it can restrict your potential in life and undermine your career.  In today’s episode, we are going to figure out what is causing you to procrastinate and diverting your attention to other unproductive activities. I will share some simple ideas that you can use to manage your day, have you feeling more motivated, productive, creative and inspired to get you started on that very thing you have been putting off. You have one life and you have the potential for greatness. Let us help you beat procrastination today! If you like this episode, please leave a review here – even a few words will help. Please post a screenshot of this episode on your social media account and be sure to tag us so we can thank you personally.
In this episode 00:59 - Introduction 03:48 - The problem with procrastination 07:13 - The hard facts 09:15 - The science of procrastination 13:23 - Communicating our Goals 17:44 - Lack of mental focus 18:25 - How to overcome procrastination  24:37 - Check your Environment 29:25 - Making the task more achievable 33:52 - Taking time out & setting an intention 36:37 - Conclusion

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