Causes Of Procrastination At Work
Procrastination may be normal for most people, but if it becomes something that drags on and continues to be done it can become someone's basic problem.
We must recognize the cause of "what makes us always procrastinate" when we are at work. And recognizing the reasons why we procrastinate can help us overcome procrastination by eliminating those causes. Well, there are several reasons why someone procrastinates, including:
Afraid of the result
Yup, the feeling of being afraid to see the results of the tasks we do can make us procrastinate on doing those tasks.
So, if you like to procrastinate, pay attention to whether you procrastinate because you are afraid of the results of your work. If it turns out that you are really afraid, you need to make the task lighter by dividing it into small tasks and working on it step by step.
Confused where to start
This generally happens when our work piles up and we are confused about which one to do first. If this has happened to you, check one by one which one is the most important and urgent to do.
Want the perfect one
The desire to be able to produce perfect results can also make us procrastinate. This desire to be perfect unconsciously makes us think we have to prepare everything as perfect as possible first, then we can do it.
As a result, we are busy all day making analysis, making judgments, continuously correcting work over and over again, and so on.
So, if this happens to you, throw away your perfectionism. There will be no such thing as perfect work. As long as the results of your work have an impact on other people and generate income for your company or workplace, that's enough.
Do not like
There are also those who procrastinate the work they do. However, like it or not, it is often determined by skill level. If the skills are lacking, which makes the job difficult, then we need to improve our skills.
If the task is too light compared to the skills we have, this makes us dislike the task, because it is too boring. If this happens, then keep raising our skills so that we can do more difficult or challenging tasks.
The name of working is definitely not fun because we are bound by responsibilities. It's different from playing games, which in addition to giving us direct feedback, also doesn't demand our responsibility.
So, this is also what causes us to procrastinate doing our tasks. We prefer to do fun things than do our jobs. If this happens, then you need to practice your focus on work. Don't let "automatic mode" drag you from your tasks to your pleasures.
Use your mindfulness to pull yourself back to work whenever the urge to chat, browse social media, listen to music, or something else arises.
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