For some procrastination is akin to laziness, but those who are really committed to understanding this particular mindset, would agree that procrastination goes much deeper and is more complex than simply laziness.
Getting A Handle On It
The following are some of the ways an individual can incorporate into the daily life cycle to try and control and eventually eradicate this rather crippling “disease”:
As a lot of the procrastination actions begin with the mind, this would be an ideal place to start. Putting down on paper all the things that should be done to this date and time, that have not really been attempted should be the first things that go into the list. In doing so, the individual is actually taking the responsibility to recognize some of the things that require his or her attention. When this recognition is further stamped in the written word, there is no real excuse that the items were forgotten.
Going over the list and then going a step further to identify at least one thing that can be attempted immediately should ideally be the next course of action.
This should be followed with a complete and relevant plan which will effectively help to complete the task chosen. Once the plan is well mapped out, the individual would really have no further excuse to delay action.
Ideally, the plan should cover all possibilities to keep the individual from defaulting and abandoning the plan format.
A specific time frame should be allotted, and this should be done without any room for wavering in the decision. This time frame should be the focus of the entire exercise to get the chosen task done.
The individual should be encouraged and even forced to strictly commit to adhering the time frame stipulation allotted. This will create an effective check and balance scenario.