Procrastination, as explained in the dictionary, is the action of delaying or postponing something. It is the act of avoiding activities or responsibilities right up till the time you can no longer avoid them.

How often we find ourselves postponing those important things that we should be taking up immediately – be it starting to exercise or working on a relationship or spending more time on a hobby or even something like making sure to hit the bed on time. We keep giving ourselves different reasons and try to convince ourselves why now is not the right time or why it will be more beneficial and helpful if we start later. And we are so good at convincing ourselves. And the funny part is that when the self-imposed deadline arrives, we again find other reasons to convince ourselves to postpone the said action.

Why procrastinators procrastinate?

So, on our country’s 72nd Independence Day I want to share a funny but eye-opening video I came across, which can act as a motivator to set you on a path to freedom from procrastination.

Once we understand our reasons for procrastination, it is easier to help motivate ourselves to work on getting rid of this habit and use our time wisely and attain freedom from procrastination.

This post is written as part of Freedom Blog train hosted by Blogsikka and The other Brain inc. Thanks, Itika for the introduction. Handing over to Hema who is an HR turned blogger and loves to write about food, health, and travel. Do check out her blog Zenithbuzz for her post on freedom.

About Author

I am a stay at home mom, having worked in the software technology services space for over 10 years. In my professional life I used to enforce quality standards like CMMi & Six Sigma to make developers and testers jobs easier & process oriented.In my current stint I am using similar techniques coupled with age old wisdom from my mom and grand mom to make our living healthier and medicine free. To start any new stint it helps if you read and train and so I got myself a diploma in Naturopathy from Mumbai.

22 Comments

  1. OMG! I am a procrastinator too.. and to a BIG one! Thanks for this lovely video cause It has given me quite a dose of inspiration to stop postponing things and take charge.

  2. I didn’t know it but I needed this so much! I shouldn’t be leaving everything to the deadline and hopefully this lesson will stay with me 🙂

  3. Procrastination is sometimes due to deficiencies which are not caught on time. It’s also a state of mind. One or the other reason, this is definitely a good quality. #surreads #myfriendalexa #blogchatter

  4. Maybe, just maybe, I am a partial procrastinator, if there is such a thing!:P Guess, my moods take over at such moments when I wish the job completed itself, instead of me completing it. But, over the past some months, thankfully, I prefer finishing the work, on most days, so that I can sit and relax, contentedly!
    Loved the TED talk! 😀

  5. One thing that change the way we progress in life is keeping this word “procrastination” at bay, and easier said than done. Hence we are in someway trapped in the prism of procrastination, and not knowing what to do and how to come out and we keep giving the fuel to the engine that takes life in back gear. We need to unearth the reason behind the scene…

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