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Procrastination tackling


      Various great quotes, with beautiful and vivid descriptions and expressions, circulate through e-mails between the working people, who are struggling for professional success. For example, let’s borrow one of them: a “Thought of the day”, a kind of motivating slogans that are exchanged between friends and colleagues:  

“You don’t have to be great to get started; but you have to get started to be great.”  Why is it so difficult to get started?

        Aha! Procrastination is here!

Another one: “Procrastination is opportunity’s assassin”. But what can a person do to tackle it?

 

Procrastination is not the lack of capacity to organize and manage time. Procrastinators may be great planners.

 

Procrastination is not laziness.  Procrastinators are not quitters, but may be industrious and busy people and with successful lives. 

 

Procrastination is not a feature that a person has and is determined to live with it.

 

   According to the dictionaries procrastination is defined as: “To put off intentionally the doing of something that should be done.”

 

 Procrastination is a symptom of stress. It is a flight – response of the mind, when a person is stressed.

 

Human reacts to stress either with a fight or with a flight response. Procrastination is an escape, the flight response to stress.

 

The stressed person is vulnerable to fears also. A very common fear is the fear of the unknown, of a negative or imperfect result, of failure, of the discomfort of an unpleasant task. Fears encourage procrastination. Procrastinators find often great excuses for not to begin an action, as it is from a force majeure.


Often the procrastinator fills his/her time with other activities, which also he/she claims that have priority. It is a form of ostrich-behavior. His/her self-esteem gradually is reduced, since the subconscious is aware that this is only an excuse and the vicious cycle goes on.


  The symptom of procrastination begins slowly and insidiously, with minor delays or postponements and becomes most obvious when the impact on the individual’s life or work is already serious. In the beginning procrastination provides temporary relief and comfort. Soon loose ends are accumulated and create one of the worst types of stress. That extra stress perpetuates procrastination and the vicious cycle keeps continuing.


The willpower of the procrastinator and the motivating incentives are usually not enough to exit this endless situation.

  Procrastination can be cured by neurophysiology applications e.g. biofeedback


That’s why you need biofeedback-training for stress control if procrastination has occurred even as signs in your life.

Stress control through biofeedback training is objective and measurable.

One can find again the tackling militancy to face difficult or unpleasant tasks.

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