Procrastination Therapy

Procrastination is a problem that we have all faced at one point or another. We've struggled with waiting, ignoring, and procrastinating on topics that matter to us for as long as humans have been living. Procrastination is one of the biggest obstacles that stops us from getting up, making the right choices, and living the perfect life we have been dreaming.

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01 What is Procrastination?

  • Many people think it is a time management problem when it's actually a much more complicated issue.
  • Procrastination may lead to psychological problems such as anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  • Procrastination leads to increased alcohol consumption.
  • Up to 95 per cent of college students are admitted to procrastination on a daily basis.
  • Laziness and procrastination are not necessarily the same thing.

02 What Causes Procrastination?

  • A common cause of procrastination is a reminder that you can work on the pending task later.
  • When you are not clear about how to get started with a task.
  • Poor emotional regulation
  • Unpleasant tasks can lead to procrastination.

03 Symptoms Of Procrastination?

  • Missed deadlines
  • Pending Task
  • Excessive work load on last moment
  • Getting Anxious while working
  • Setting unreasonable expectations.
  • To be afraid of failure.
  • Experience personal issues.
  • Becoming or getting bored quickly

04 Treatment

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy aims to change problematic behaviour and replace it with useful ones.
  • Dialectical behavioural therapy uses cognitive strategies that enable our minds to slow down and see what happens internally and externally.
  • Rational emotional behavioural therapy to resolve unreasonable thoughts.
  • The counsellor may encourage the instrumental adaptation of the process of rewarding or punishing conduct.

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What May Cause Procrastination?

All people occasionally put things off. In a high-stress society, the capacity to momentarily divert oneself from anxiety and unpleasant chores may even be a crucial coping mechanism.

Procrastination may have advantages, but it can also reduce a person's productivity. Some people procrastinate for so long that they are unable to finish crucial everyday duties. They could believe they can't stop delaying despite having a strong desire to do so.

The act of procrastination is not a diagnosis of mental illness. However, it may be a defining aspect of certain mental health conditions:

  • ADHD: People with ADHD frequently experience great issues with time management and organizing, and they procrastinate more frequently than average. This may be particularly prevalent when bipolar disorder and ADHD co-exist.
  • Depression: One common result of depression is low self-esteem, which has been linked to procrastination. People are more prone to put off or postpone starting a task if they have any doubts about their capacity to do it.
  • Anxiety: People with anxiety may develop a preoccupation with fear of failure. Lack of faith in one's capacity to finish a work can cause one to put it off in an effort to prevent failure in the near future.

Online Procrastination Counselling helps with such mental health conditions.

How To Stop Procrastination?

It can be frustrating to keep putting off important tasks without knowing how to stop because procrastination is a self-defeating behavior. Addressing the root reason of the behavior may be essential when dealing with persistent procrastination. Online Procrastination Counselling helps.

The following are some of the best methods for preventing and beating procrastination:

Deal with the cause of the procrastination. Tasks that are more prone to lead to procrastination may exhibit certain characteristics, such as lack of structure, ambiguity, lack of personal meaning, and difficulty. Someone who has been putting off a task may be able to begin it by dealing with the trigger, such as by finding a means to make the task more 'fun' if boredom is the trigger.

Identify responsibility. Ask a friend, spouse, or other close person to keep you accountable for crucial duties. Some people find it easier to stay motivated to keep moving forward when they routinely check in on the status of chores that could otherwise be put off.

Trust yourself and forgive others. According to several studies, those who forgave themselves for prior delays had a lesser likelihood of experiencing delays in the future. The ability to forgive and have faith in oneself frequently go side in hand. Some people find it simpler to resist procrastination when they are reminded of the methods, they are capable of handling and completing a task.

Begin with small steps. Finding any tiny means to begin a work that has been put off might help lessen the likelihood that you will continue to put it off. Getting started on a task can be the hardest part of it.

Counselling For Procrastination

Work with a counselor or therapist. Working with a mental health expert may be a crucial first step in overcoming chronic procrastination if there is any possibility that a mood disorder or other mental health issue is to blame. Find a therapist online who can assist with procrastination by conducting a search here.

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