5 Types of Procrastination (And The Cure)

 5 Types of Procrastination (And The Cure) 

5 Types of Procrastination (And The Cure)


1. The Perfectionist 


Perfectionists are afraid to start the task at hand because they get stressed out about getting every detail right. 


They can also get stuck in the process, even when they've started since they're just too scared to move on. 


Be clear about the purpose of your tasks e Assign a time limit to each to deal with procrastination. 


This will force you to stay focused and finish your task within the time frame. 


2. The Dreamer 


They enjoy making the ideal plan more than taking action. 


They are creative, but it's hard for them to finish a task. 


 Deconstruct the task into smaller bitesized chunks. 


If you are reading a 100-page book, set your focus into reading one page at a time, one after another. 

3. The Avoider 


Worriers are scared to take on tasks that they think they can't manage. 


They would rather put off work than be judged by others when they end up making mistakes. 


 Focus on the worst first task to tackle this type of procrastination. 


Spend your morning working on what you find the most challenging. 


This will give you a sense of achievement, and it helps you build momentum for a productive day ahead. 


4. The Crisis-Maker 


The crisis-maker deliberately pushes back work until the last-minute. 


They find deadlines (the crises) exciting and believe that they work best when working under pressure. 


 To get out of that illusion of your last minute capabilities, try using the Pomodoro technique. 


It focuses on working in short, intensely focused bursts and then giving yourself a brief break to recover and start over. 


5. The Busy Procrastinator 


They have trouble choosing what to do with their time when they have a lot of work to do. 


They don't know how to choose the task that's best for them and postpone making any decisions. 


Prioritizing the tasks on your schedule is a good way to tackle it as it highlights what needs to get done first. 


Knowing this information can help you manage your time and ensure you meet all your deadlines. 


A Guide to Prioritizing Put each task into one of four categories: 


1. Things you don't want to do, and actually don't need to do. 


2. Things you don't want to do, but actually need to do. 


3. Things you want to do and actually need to do. 


4. Things you want to do, but actually don't need to do. 


This way, you can easily identify your priorities. 


The Pomodoro Method 


Step 1: Pick a task. Remember you can only focus on one thing 


Step 2: Set your timer for 25 minutes. 


Step 3: work for the next 25 minutes shutting off all the distractions. 


Step 4: When you hear the timer go off, stop working and put a checkmark. 


Step 5: Take a short break, and make sure it doesn't exceed 5 minutes! 


Step 6: After you have 4 checkmarks, take amore extended break of about 15 to 30 minutes. Then restart the same process. 




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