Firstly, why do we procrastinate? The main reason that we procrastinate is “Time Inconsistency”, which refers to the tendency of the human brain to value immediate rewards more highly than future rewards.
Meaning, we are more inclined and willing to take action on tasks that have immediate results over long-term benefits despite whatever our intentions are. Also, less focus and low mental energy fuels procrastination. Another key reason is missing the motivation factor. This may result from frequent burnouts, stress, and anxiety.
To understand it more comprehensively, let’s consider we are two selves. One is the present self and another is the future self. The future self is about great health, physic, saving for retirement and so on, all of this is future benefits for our future self. Yet, to attain all these benefits we need our present self to work on it, yet since these are future outcomes our present is not willing to do it, rather it wants to take actions which can give immediate rewards such as eating a piece of pizza right now to feel better, buying an expensive phone, not aligned without future self goals of better physic or better savings respectively.
A focused mind with great energy never procrastinates. That’s the truth. However, it is not easy, we deal with an overwhelming amount of information, notifications, responsibilities, stress, and over-workings so often today that staying focus & mentally energized is tough and in some instances may look unachievable.
And getting our present self to align with the future self is a very difficult task as well. So, what we do is use science and innovation in the game. Let’s work on making future self outcomes converted in the present self with immediate rewards as our brains love immediate outcomes over long-term benefits.
One very effective key tool to do this is “Consistency Device”, meaning always try to more a routine which compliments your immediate tasks with things that you procrastinate.
- Listen to your favorite music or audiobooks while you are running on the treadmill or working out
- Eat your favorite food or at your favourer cafe and work
- Since we are lazy to save money by ourselves, automate the process, by making a monthly automated money transfer from your salary account to your saving account.
And so on. Find your pleasure action and complement it with something that you are most likely to procrastinate. Now, all of the above mentions things are possible when you are mentally sound, resilient, and healthy.
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