What causes procrastination? How does one get rid of it and why do so many people procrastinator? For many of us procrastination, no matter what we say, is not about being lazy; it's about not knowing what to do next. In fact, the majority of people who procrastinate actually work very hard for extended stretches only to stop when deadlines approach. Procrastinators are a special breed of human beings - those who are always busy, always thinking and always on the move. They are the ones who are always prepared to accomplish things. They do not give up on tasks until their deadline arrives. They also are more resilient than others, especially the ones who procrastinated. So, what can you do to stop procrastination? And how to get rid of procrastination? Procrastination is a mental illness that causes the person who suffers from it to be unable to move forward towards his goal or purpose in life. It is similar to an addiction, as the person is always afraid that he will not be able to complete his task or that his task is not important enough to be completed. In other words, it's like a disease; the brain is always fearful of the fact that it might fail. So, how to get rid of procrastination? There are many ways but the most effective way is through changing your mindset, not just your action. If you can change your attitude towards your goals and toward your day, then you can change your behavior towards your procrastinating habit. The easiest way to get rid of procrastination is to re-program your brain to get over procrastination and to get started on the next task, right away. I know this sounds simplistic but, believe me, this is what works. People who have been procrastinators for a long time are always thinking about what could have happened if they had taken action or not taken action. What if you had started working now instead of procrastinating? How would things turn out if you start today instead of tomorrow? You'll be amazed how much of a difference that will make. There are some other ways that you can take to get rid of procrastination as well. For example, what if you try to find out what are the first task you have to accomplish today, instead of procrastinating? The answers to these questions are easy to come by. The most common answer is actually the one: your boss. Your job, your future career, maybe your child's education - all these things are bigger than you, and your boss has to be your number one priority. You have to set your priorities right if you want to get rid of procrastination.
Another way to get rid of your procrastinating habit is to get the right information. Learn everything you can about procrastination and find out what causes it. For example, did you know that the most common cause of procrastination is when you procrastinate because you are not clear on what it is? Find out what it is that you need to do that first and then move on from there. Find what makes you tick and do it today. When you learn this information and apply it to your life, you'll be amazed at how quickly you'll become free from your procrastinating habit. In fact, you might not even notice a difference at first, since you'll be doing it subconsciously. Another method to get rid of procrastination is to go out more. Procrastination usually takes place when you are too tired or when you are not motivated enough to get started on the task at hand. It is much better to get up each day and do something instead of procrastinating. Doing something can be as simple as going to the store or just reading a good book. When you put yourself to the task of getting up each day, you will become more motivated to do the task you have on hand. Another great way to get rid of your procrastination is to set aside some time for yourself. It can be as simple as sitting in a quiet place and just sitting and writing down your thoughts. You can't be alone for very long, so make sure that you set aside time where you won't be disturbed with your phone ringing, your children's nagging you to answer, your boss interrupting you, or other people wanting to talk to you. Getting rid of procrastination doesn't have to be difficult if you just remember to put in the necessary effort to get rid of it. With just a little work, you'll soon notice how much better you're doing in life. I've seen people get rid of their procrastination in only a few weeks and I'm sure you can do the same.