There is the same old problem that comes with a lot of work—procrastination. There will always be times when you just are not “feeling it”, or not “in the mood” of finishing whatever work you might have. The result? A pile of unfinished tasks and very little time to spare.
This usually happens especially when you have too much free time. Instead of finishing up early, you’d rather waste time on silly small things that keep you from working. Maybe your way is cleaning out your desk, or sweeping the floor, or playing video games. All of these are of the works of a master procrastinator. So in the end, you always ever cram to the very last minute and submit a rather mediocre outcome that almost gets no appraisal.
What are the reasons you can’t stay focused on your work?
You find it too boring.
It’s hard to work when you’re tasked to do something that is of no interest to you. Instead, you’d rather leave it for a while and let your blood pump by things that would make you skip work for at least a few minutes. But, we all know where “a few minutes” eventually leads.
So what should you do to accomplish dreary responsibilities? Give yourself small rewards. For every part you finish, pat yourself on the back, eat a small piece of chocolate, and have a sip of coffee. It’s the little things that can keep you motivated even in the dullest workload. You’ll surprise yourself when you finish it with a stomach full!
Thinking that you have way too much time.
You probably don’t. The reason you probably think this is because you see your work as too easy to accomplish or that it requires only little time. Most of the time, it doesn’t. In many occasions, tasks given to us can be quite unpredictable. It can sometimes shock you how much attention it really needs.
Allow yourself small breaks every once in a while. It’s hard to have to think about working continuously, so you’d rather give yourself the illusion of having more time than you need. Divide your tasks in small time shifts and stretch every after it. Breathe and get yourself back to work only when you’re ready.
Tainting your mind with pessimism.
“This job is too much for me, I can’t do it.” When thoughts like this fill your mind, you’re sure not to get anything done. How could you? You’ve give up before you even started. Once you think like this, you will want to not even try because you already feel that it will end in a bad turnout.
No task is too big, always remember that. Work slowly and intelligently. The result of all your efforts will always be depending on the process of how you do it. So take small steps and keep in mind that as long as you’re trying, you’re making progress.