How to overcome procrastination?

Rebeka Ratry
6 min readAug 17, 2021

Procrastination is a dream slayer, thrall maker and life taker that umbrage our mind and obscures our goals.

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Procrastinating is the grave where opportunity is buried. It’s opportunity’s assassin. It’s one of the most common and deadliest malady and its toll on prosperity and bliss is heavy.

When we procrastinate, we think to rehash a necessary work someday but someday isn’t a day of the week. We cannot escape from the responsibility of tomorrow by eluding it today.

“Procrastination is like a credit card; it’s a lot of fun until you get the bill”- Christopher Parker.

Notion of Procrastination

Procrastination is the action of unnecessarily and voluntarily delaying or postponing something.

It could be further started as an intentional delay or habitat to inception or ending a task despite knowing that there will be negative consequences for doing so.

The word has origin from the Latin ‘Procrastinatus’, which Pro means — forward and crastinus means — of tomorrow.

It means forgo tasks until the last minute or past their deadline. It’s a general human experience to involve delay in everyday chores or even forgo salient tasks as- submitting academic assignment or a job report, attending an appointment or meeting etc.

It forms easy things hard and hard things harder. It’s a foundation of disasters and the arrogant assumption that our creator owe us another chance to rehash work tomorrow what He gave us the chance to rehash today.

Why do human procrastinate?

Nothing is so perilous as procrastination.

It’s the seed of self-destruction and self-sabotage.

Human often contain that procrastination is a simple matter of willpower, but in reality it’s far more complex than we think the situation is.

When we faced with a decision to form or complete a task, we usually rely on our self-esteem and push ourself to get things done. But having low self-esteem and lack of self-discipline, we started to procrastinate.

This act don’t let us to rehash our work in time. Even it’s first step is ‘excuses’. When a person procrastinates…

Rebeka Ratry

Converse over Mental Health, Social Cognition & Psychology