Whether it is reading a book, doing laundry, taking a solo trip or learning to play an instrument, somehow, we are always surrounded by unfinished tasks.
Putting off everything until ‘tomorrow’ or ‘hopefully soon’ is usually what we do. We have gotten into a lifelong relationship with what should have been our enemy–procrastination.
The question is why.
At times loafing is what leads to that mountain of undone tasks. We while away our time watching TV and scrolling through social media websites. While the task at hand is delayed indefinitely.
Here is a trick. Use the carrot on a stick method. Promise yourself a reward for every task completed.
Some activities just don’t seem appealing. It could be going to the gym, making power point presentations, cutting vegetables or buying groceries. However mundane the activity, there is always a way to make it interesting.
Put on some music, make a game out of it, find someone to accompany you or get a friendly competitor.
Sometimes we get stuck on one task, taking too long to finish it, leaving the other activities hanging.