How will I ever start this project?" This question may lead you to carefully consider and think through the steps of accomplishing a pressing task. This deliberation be very useful in the workplace, since it permits a worker to complete tasks more successfully. However, there is a big difference between an occasional delay due to deliberation and a regular habit of procrastinating on work tasks.
Procrastination is a common human weakness, and all of us have fallen prey to it at one time another. Maybe you are even procrastinating right now by reading this article instead of working on a project!
The following steps can help you to stop procrastinating now:
Understand why you are procrastinating. Have you found yourself putting off tasks at work until the very last possible minute? Try to determine why you procrastinate. Perhaps you think you work better under pressure, you don't enjoy certain tasks you just get distracted with other things during the day. Maybe you like to wait for your boss to remind you, so you are sure it's an important enough task and high on her priority list. Perhaps it is fear, because you are not sure you can complete the task alone feel that you don't have the needed skills to complete it successfully.