Let’s talk about procrastination. What’s up, everybody? Tanvir Ahmed here. Welcome back to another video. And if you’re new here… nothing. Watch. Procrastination is a habit. And a habit has 3 components. First, there’s the trigger, and in the case
of procrastination the trigger is ALWAYS stress. Second, there’s the pattern that you repeat
and in the case of procrastination it’s to AVOID doing something. And third, there’s the reward. You get a little, you get a little stress
relief. And the ONLY way to break a bad habit, well
it’s not to deal with the triggers because no matter how hard you try, you’re never
gonna be able to get rid of all of the stress in your life. That’s just not gonna happen. So, what’s the next best thing you can do? Well, you can 100% change your pattern of
avoiding work. So, in this video I’ve put together many
strategies to help you do just that. Try to do as much of these as possible to
give yourself the best possible chance of not procrastinating. First, discover why you’re procrastinating. Believe it or not, procrastination has nothing
to do with the work that you’re procrastinating around. Like I already mentioned, procrastination
is a way for you to relieve stress. So, if you’re procrastinating that must
mean that you’re stressed about something. Acknowledge the stress. Second, forgive yourself for procrastinating
in the past. What’s done is done. Don’t beat yourself up for procrastinating
in the past. Because by doing so you’re labelling yourself
as a procrastinator. And this, in turn, makes you less likely to
actually do the work this time around because you’ve already labelled yourself to be a
procrastinator. Think of it this way, if your clothes are
already dirty and you didn’t wash them. You don’t really care if they get even more
dirty because you’re gonna have to wash them later anyway. But if you already wash them the first time
around. You’d be extra careful to not get them dirty
the next time around. It’s the same principle. So, forgive yourself. And wash your clothes. Number three. Focus on why you’re doing this task. What are the benefits of completing it? What are the consequences of not completing
it? Focus on the long-term results instead of
the short-term gains such being able to watch more YouTube videos. Seriously, what are you even doing here? Just go and get it done! Fourth, rephrase your internal dialogue. When you use phrasing like “I NEED to do
this” or “I HAVE to do this”. This subconsciously implies to your brain
that you are not in control, that you don’t have a choice in the matter. In, in, in the matter. You don’t have a choice in the matter. Man. So, instead try saying phrases like “OK,
I’m gonna do it”, “OK, I wanna do it”, “OK, I choose to do it”. Saying these makes your brain feel more empowered. It’s psychological. Number five. Minimize distractions. If you’re on the older side of the age spectrum
then turn off your emails. And if you’re on the younger side of the
age spectrum then turn off your social media. Actually, you know what, turn off your goddamn
phone. Actually, I don’t even think that’s enough. Just, just throw your goddamn phone away. You know what, I’ll show you. Just take it out. Take it out of your pocket like this. And just throw it away like that. Not so hard, is it? Number six. Are we in number six? I’m pretty sure we’re in number six. Just start. Your problem isn’t working. It’s the habit of avoiding. Just start. You know, if you just start, I can guarantee
you, statistically, 4 out of 5 times you’re going to keep on going and you’re gonna
finish the task. Number seven, I think. Do the hard tasks first. Doing the hard tasks first means that you’re
less likely to give up on them or procrastinate later. Number eight. Act as you go. Tackle tasks as soon as they arise, rather
than letting them build up for another day. When it comes to washing clothes you may be
better of batch processing them considering you have a washing machine. But in life, you have to do everything by
hand. So you might as well wash each cloth as soon
as they get dirty. Number nine. Drop the perfectionism. Perfectionism is an all-or-nothing mentality. It paralyzes people because they’re so afraid
of getting everything done perfectly. And this all-or-nothing mentality is ultimately
gonna hold you back because A, you’d be afraid to even start because you’ve put
such a huge expectation on yourself, and B, you’re less likely to be happy with the
finished result. Instead, focus on getting the job done. Done is better than perfect. Number ten, I guess. Promise yourself a reward. Like we talked about in the beginning. Reward is one of the three components of a
habit. And by rewarding yourself for not procrastinating,
you’re hitting home your habit breaking… habit? Number eleven, since we’re going with the
new number scheme. Get yourself an ‘accountability buddy’. Get yourself someone to check up on you and
hold you accountable. Peer pressure works! This is the principle behind self-help groups. And last, whichever number this actually is. Don’t assume procrastination is always bad. Some people thrive on procrastination. If you’re someone who works best under pressure
and comes up with the best ideas under crunch time, don’t feel as though you’ve to do
things some other way. If this is how you roll, roll! And that’s it for me today, guys. I hope you enjoyed it. I hope you got something out of it. Hit the like button if you liked it. Subscribe if you haven’t already. And, I will see you in the next one.

2 thoughts on “12 RELIABLE ways you can STOP PROCRASTINATING

  1. Nice one brotherhood! When u know how ur habit is formed then you know how you go about it

    Winny out… for now 😉

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