Idea for Action for the month

Break the Habit. Go for your Goals!

At the beginning of the year, many of us make promises to ourselves, the so-called ‘New Year Resolutions’, to change/modify/improve some aspect of our lives. Some of us want to work on a new project, some want to become physically fit, some of us want to learn a new skill or take up a new hobby while others may adopt personal growth as a goal! Whatever the resolution may be, most of us undergo a similar process. The New Year begins with a lot of excitement and zeal. We are motivated to fulfill our promise to ourselves. We work enthusiastically towards achieving our goal. But somewhere down the line that enthusiasm dampens, the motivation declines and the energy to pursue our goal wanes. We start putting things off for tomorrow, and as the saying goes, tomorrow never comes!

So, let’s begin this New Year by understanding our reasons for procrastination.

  1. Make a list of tasks on which you tend to procrastinate.
  2. What seem to be the underlying issues or blockers for you that result in procrastination? (Refer to the procrastination poster to identify your reasons)
  3. Make a strong list of reasons why you want to change this pattern.
  4. What can I do to overcome my blocks? Get some ideas from the following links on how to fight procrastination:

http://www.bradford.ac.uk/academic-skills/media/academicskillsadvice/documents/academicskillsresources/timemanagementandprocrastination/Teach-Yourself-Overcoming-Procrastination.pdf

https://engage.act.org/toolshop/college/pdf/Procrastination.pdf