How often have you caught yourself leaving things for tomorrow, or starting various tasks, and then not having enough time left to complete them?
With the accumulation of tasks and responsibilities, many eventually develop the bad habit of putting things off. Maybe you also have this problem. Let’s see:
- Are you interrupted with each new task that appears, that you end up stopping what you were doing to start what was requested?
- Also, is there that one “boring” task you consider less important?
- Do you often repeat this thought: “I’ll leave that for tomorrow!”?
- Do you have many tasks to do everyday, but do not complete most?
At some point, these tasks become an ever-growing snowball, and at the end of the day, you find yourself immersed in work, and with the feeling that the day was not productive because you failed to complete anything that you had to.
Procrastination is one of the great vices of modern life.
This article will briefly show you how task management can help you fight this bad habit!
(also read: “6 Steps Towards Ending Procrastination“)
Procrastination is a problem that does not involve a lack of competence or ability, but rather a failure in time management. Once you are accustomed to procrastinate because you are always “out of time“, it will become part of your routine and, over time, instead of you controlling this practice, it is going to control you. And this is not what you want for your professional life, right?
So if you are afflicted with this habit, start trying to identify the reasons that lead you to do so: Fear? Laziness? Perfectionism?
Regardless of the cause, once aware of it, it will be easier to find a solution.
Some people procrastinate tasks because of insecurity, and not believing they are capable of doing what was asked of them. The lack of time in these cases become a kind of alibi, almost like a lifeline. Before thinking in this way, think about how this is detrimental to your career and your professional development.
However, the best move is seeking to clarify any doubts you may have, and thinking about organizing your time so that important tasks do not get left out. How can a task management help?
- Task management consists in the preparation of schedules and monitoring to ensure they are being met, and that the necessary adjustments are applied.
- If the task is very complex, it is worth dividing it into parts. The important thing is to be completed within the deadline (the deadline is not the same as the last minute, ok?).
- You need to create goals and objectives and work towards achieving them. If your goal will bring joy to your life, why continue wasting time instead of working continuously to get to it?
Complement your reading with the article: “10 Steps to Organize Your Schedule and Avoid the Lack of Time”
One thing is fact: the priorities should be well defined. Understand that an important task that is not completed by the deadline becomes urgent. And there’s nothing worse than urgency to leave you with the sense of:
“I could have done better,”
because urgency is always accompanied by unexpected and unsatisfactory results.
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