How procrastination reduces work performance and potentials?
Procrastination is nothing but the idea of putting off things until the last minute. It might seem harmless at first glance but the problem occurs when it becomes a habit. A study showed that 20% of the procrastinators are chronic procrastinators, which means, they can't help but procrastinate.
It's hard to pinpoint why people procrastinate. It can be lack of interest, lack of understanding, passive-aggressiveness, or simply momentary pleasure derived from holding off. However, the effect and implications are severe in the long run.
As a procrastinator, you are losing your valuable work hours. It can only indulge you in unproductive work doing nothing significant. The realization of lost time often puts people into depression, which simply lengthens the procrastination phase.
Procrastination also makes people lose opportunities. It is always about what could have been for them as they never take the initiative with the opportunities at hand. Procrastinator also fails to manage their work responsibilities. Leaving everything for the last-minute leads to piles up work resulting in missed deadlines. This is a serious block to professional growth.
Procrastination not only ruins your career, but it also implicates that there won't be any significant change in your life. It is like a cycle of unproductive behavior which reduces and ultimately diminishes personal will in the long run.
Ways to stop procrastination while remote working
Setup daily goals
Procrastination is all about not being able to get anything done. As a result, a daily goal list can be a useful step in the right direction. Try to define daily goals or to-do list the night before every working day. Make the list small and realistic. Rather than pondering over anything the next day, start checking the list off. You will see a significant boost in confidence every time you check off a point. It will uplift your mood as well as productivity.
One of the the common misconception is that multitasking makes you more productive. While multitasking reduces the time of actual work, it compromises the quality of the work in the process. It is also something that will simply push you towards procrastination.
Instead of multitasking, you can simply focus on one work at a time. A single task will be hardly overwhelming as you are not required to juggle between many tasks. Thus, working through focusing task by task can increase your performance and work quality.