Now? Later!- Analyzing and Overcoming Procrastinating in a Simple Way

We all procrastinate. Website, magazine, knitting project, TV show, something else — what’s your favorite procrastination destination?

I do procrastinate on side project that’s not considered as important and urgent in my life, for example are activities like update my blog, sell junks in my house, clean the wardrobe, and few other things I had on my to do list. But I never, NEVER, procrastinate on tasks with near deadline (below 2 weeks) or tasks I know will improve significantly the quality of my life, some of these activities include learning the stock market, studying for my medical school exam, trading stock to earn money, and things I know I would enjoy doing. Everybody procrastinate at something, whether it is washing the car, cleaning the room, buy a gift for friends birthday, etc. But procrastinating itself is harmless if we are being rational with our choice in life, we won’t procrastinate task that involve life and death, or task we know we need to do if we want to eat next month.

So why do we procrastinate? A couple things come to my mind, we procrastinate because perhaps such tasks are not important or significantly contribute to our life for the better. These tasks could and should be eliminated, think and ask to yourself, “do I need to do this? What is the consequence of not doing it? Is it too painful for me to accept?” Then you could categorize your plenty tasks into must, should, or eliminate.

Secondly, we procrastinate because we don’t have the motivation for doing it at all, it’s an impotent goals we had, and in turn we don’t feel the need to do such task. It’s quite simple really, in the end all you had to do is ask yourself if you need to do it, and if you choose to do it, try to simulate the feeling you’ll have for completing the task. I think and personally tried it and it empowers me to do my tasks! What do you do to overcome procrastinating?

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About agent909

Kevin Yulianto is a private trader and equity portfolio manager with over 4 years of experience. He was born in Jakarta at July 18th 1994, graduated with Bachelor of Medicine Degree from Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia in 2015 and is expected to receive Master of Management Degree from Binus Business School in 2017. Currently he is pursuing his professional certification in the CFA and FRM program, in which he passed level 1 for both program in 2016. Kevin is an avid traveler and photographer, with a record of 32 countries visited in 2016. He is a freelance contributor at Getty Image and is running two website in his spare time, journeyman.live and idxstockwatch.wordpress.com.
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