The habit of putting things off until the last minute can be a big problem both in business and in everyday life. Lost opportunities, overtime, stress, overwork, resentment, guilt are signs of such a habit. This article will help identify the root causes of the habit of putting things off for later, and show how you can overcome it.
1. Replace “I need” with “I want to.”
Firstly, the understanding of the “need” to perform certain actions is the main reason why we put them off for later. When you tell yourself that you “must” do something, then you realize the compulsory nature of this action, and automatically feel a sense of internal resistance. Continue reading