Do you KNOW that?
1. Procrastination has been linked to higher levels of consumption of alcohol among those people who drink.
2. One out of 5 people admit that their procrastination has gotten so out of hand that they have jeopardized their jobs, credit, relationships, and even their health.
3. Research has shown that procrastinators often have a weakened immune system, meaning that they are more prone to develop gastrointestinal problems and suffer from colds as well as flu more frequently. Additionally, procrastinators are more likely to experience sleep disorders such as insomnia.
4. There are 3 different varieties of procrastination: 1. Arousal type, who wait until the last minute to complete something for the euphoric rush. 2. Avoiders, who may be avoiding fear of failure or even fear of sucess. And 3. Decisional type, who find it highly difficult to make a decision.
Better self regulation
This often starts with a sound mind and body. Without this fundamental, everything will be built on shaky ground. When I am at peace at myself, self regulation naturally follows. Also, do not underestimate the effects of your environment.
Better health and better lifestyle
We all want it all. Health, wealth, an easy and enjoyable lifestyle. But ultimately what are we seeking? The answer may be in trying to fulfill our life purpose. A good health and lifestyle is needed on our life journey towards self fulfillment.
Learning not to avoid and be distracted
Engaging and having crucial conversations are often the hardest thing to do. The big elephant in the room is something everyone tends to avoid. This often comes round, the harder you try to distance yourself from the issue, whether with distractions, delay tactics, or other unhealthy outlets.
Challenge and Grow
Life is as such, always throwing us odd balls. We will need to be able to face new things every day, and meet them not as an obstacle but a potential opportunity for growth and renewal. We can see things with new eyes. Having a growth mindset is essential to overcoming difficulties, and to reap the benefits of post traumatic growth.
Decipher the good and bad
The modern city is overfilled with choices. Subject to marketing forces, not all these information is useful. In this age of informational clutter, It is wise to learn how to retain only the best, and discard the rest. Practicing the balance of finding what is right for you, is an art. Only you can make that decision and be held responsible for it.
How to Start?
1. Begin by identifying what is the thing that you are always putting off.
2. Follow the step by step process below.
3. Select the role you want to play. If you are doing this for someone you love, you can also choose to be a Guardian or Angel.
4. Take action by signing up below.
An online survey by The Procrastination Research Group posed the question, “To what extent is procrastination having a negative impact on your happiness?” of the 2,700 responses: 46% said “quite a bit” or “very much” and 18% claimed “extreme negative effect”.
- Quite a bit/very much
- Small extent
Procrastination statistics suggest that 40% of people have experienced financial loss due to procrastination.
Pies Steel, a human resources professor at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business, stated that 95% of the population procrastinates at times, with 20% being chronic sufferers.
In 1978, 5% of the population admitted to being chronic procrastinators compared to roughly 26% of the population today.
- 1978 (%)
- Present (%)
How does this work?
Step 1: List your goal, or the thing you have always been putting off.
Step 2: Break it down into small bits.
Depending on the scope of your project. By month, by week, then by day. The closer you get to your start date, the more granular you go into the details. Further dates can stay abstract. There is no point detailing too much for what you cannot control for, so it’s fine to leave some space for uncertainty or flexibility.
Step 3: Assign yourself a Guardian.
A peer reviewer who can be a friend or a stranger, helps you to review what you have prepared, and checks whether it qualifies against the SMART criteria.
Step 4: Set target timelines.
Step 5: Find an Angel.
This is really helpful. Having another person as accountability partner holding you up to your deliverables goes a long way in increasing your success rate.
Step 6: Measure your progress.
Here you update your accountability partner on your progress and stay motivated.
Step 7: Deliver the evidence.
We have to hold you up to something isn’t it?
Now that your goal is done, be sure to mention the allies who have helped you along the way. Express your gratitude. Easily share your journey and statistics on social media or embed it on your website to show off to the world!
Register for free!
Simply list your objective,/goal, or act as someone’s else guardian angel by selecting the role you would like to play.