Why we procrastinate

Procrastination is mainly caused by certain aspects that impact our ability to regulate our self-control and maintain motivation towards achieving the daily or future goals. There are several hindering factors that tend to demotivate us on completing our tasks such as fear, complex things, anxiety, self-doubt, stressing issues, perfectionism, having abstract goals, overwhelming demands and insecurities. These elements make it difficult for individuals to manage their negative feelings hence most opt to procrastinate to induce sudden happy temporary moods by engaging in distractive things. The urge for instant gratification can in the long-term make you a chronic procrastinator and might be worsened by being present biased.

Why different productivity hacks can help people be more productive

Productivity hacks can make people more productive as they make it easier to change their ruining habits that interfere with one’s overall productivity. Most prove to be efficient due to their effortless way in modifying your work settings, boost motivation, focus, and come up with hacks that lower any demotivating factor. Restructuring your daily task and goals can help avoid procrastination which is among the major causatives of stunted productivity.

Barbara Santini

Barbara is a freelance writer and a sex and relationships adviser at Dimepiece LA and Peaches and Screams. Barbara is involved in various educational initiatives aimed at making sex advice more accessible to everyone and breaking stigmas around sex across various cultural communities. In her spare time, Barbara enjoys trawling through vintage markets in Brick Lane, exploring new places, painting and reading.

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