Procrastination is something we have all done at one point in time or at least know someone who has done it. The art of procrastination is simply the ability to withstand the urge to do anything productive…sounds like a skill. Welcome to a life where procrastination is an addiction and sleep deprivation is a lifestyle. Think I’m wrong? I’ll prove you wrong just wait and see.
The first day back to work is usually the dreadful Mondays. To set the scene, your stress level is coming back by receiving your weekly agenda. You are back on your tight schedule with your slim-to-none free time and an empty coffee cup before the morning isn’t nearly as finished as you’d hope. Your boss and co-workers are breathing down your neck about things that need to be done. However, an idea pops in your head about how you think you have plenty of time to get things done at a later date and time. So maybe you take slightly longer breaks or zone out or simply go on social media. There are no limits to what you can accomplish when you are supposed to be doing something else. Sounds familiar, yes?
Time management is a huge thing no matter which position you hold in a company. It also can be the difference of a company being number one or number two in relation to your competition. So putting the “pro” in procrastination is not always a good thing. Yes, there can be levels to procrastination such as planning or just preferring to work in a deadline-induced panic all of the time. But, when you follow a well-balanced schedule, stress levels decrease and it can help lower risk of diseases like, heart disease according to the Cleveland Clinic. Are those enough reasons to stop the so called “art” of procrastination?
Well, not entirely no. Your brain has been conditioned to delay doing work—which if we’re being entirely honest—is like second nature at this point. Starting small is the best way to go. Setting goals or frankly writing down a list of things to do. In turn, it can allow you to sleep and eat better so you and your company can excel.