Stopping And Conquering Procrastination [10 Guides]

Imagine stopping and conquering procrastination permanently, and accomplishing all your goals and aspirations.

Or better!

What if you know 10 definitive guides on stopping and conquering procrastination permanently.

You’re quite lucky I must add, because that’s exactly what I’m about to share with you.

Here, you’ll find 10 Definitive Guides on stopping and conquering procrastination permanently.

The best part, each guide will help you make good use of your time, and also help you become the best you were meant to be.

Sit back and relax!

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Procrastination [Meaning]

Procrastination is the habitual or intentional delay of starting or finishing a task despite knowing it might have negative consequences.

It is the avoidance of doing a task that needs to be accomplished by a certain deadline.

Stopping Procrastination [Meaning]

Stopping procrastination

Stop means to bring something to a halt or to keep something from happening or existing.

Stopping Procrastination is the act of putting to an end the habit of procrastinating (Putting off tasks that can be accomplished at a certain time for later.)

Conquering Procrastination [Meaning]

Happy woman — Conquering procrastination

To Conquer means to gain mastery over or win by overcoming obstacles or opposition. It also means to overcome to overcome by mental or moral power.

Conquering procrastination means to gain mastery over procrastination by overcoming obstacles or opposition with mental or moral power.

Stopping And Conquering Procrastination

Stopping procrastination — girls playing

Procrastination is a very dangerous habit. There are a lot of people in our world today who are at the level they are today because they have the habit of procrastinating.

One of the main reasons for the problems in the world today is procrastination. The effects of procrastination in our world today cannot be over emphasized.

“Procrastination is the father of laziness, and laziness is the father of poverty” Click To Tweet

Here are Some Of The Effects Of Procrastination In Our World Today.

Stopping And Conquering Procrastination [10 Definitive Guides]

Man staring into oblivion — stopping procrastination

Despite how bad, difficult and addictive procrastination may seem, it can be stopped. There’s no habit, no matter how bad, that can’t be stopped and conquered.

Don’t put it off; do it now! Don’t rest until you do.

— Proverbs 6:4

Procrastination changes the world for everyone as we know it, but it can be stopped and conquered.

Here are 10 definitive guides on stopping and conquering procrastination;

  1. Have The Will To Stop It,
  2. Forgive Yourself,
  3. Maximize Your Time,
  4. Combine Working Hard With Working Smart,
  5. Set Small Achievable Goals,
  6. Stay Consistent,
  7. Discover Your Purpose,
  8. Unleash Your Potential,
  9. See Beyond Challenges,
  10. Seek God’s Help.

Have The Will To Stop It,

The first step to stopping and conquering procrastination permanently is by possessing the will to stopping it.

Our greatest asset is not our intelligence, neither is it material disposition, our greatest asset is our mind.

If you want to permanently stop procrastination, the first step is by making up your mind on stopping it. By doing so, you’ll increase your confidence, self will and determination.

Any task conceived in the mind is half accomplished. When you put your mind power to work, the possibilities are endless.

Never underestimate the power of the mind.

Forgive Yourself,

One of the steps to permanently conquer procrastination is by forgiving yourself off past mistakes.

You may have been procrastinating and it may have cost you a lot, but in order to fully conquer it, you need to forgive yourself and let go of past mistakes.

Let go of the past and make a strong resolution to never procrastinate. Though it’s quite difficult completely stop procrastinating, but as the saying goes;

Determination is stronger than any obstacle.

Stopping and conquering procrastination permanently can never be possible if you do not learn to forgive yourself.

Maximize Your Time,

To permanently stop procrastination, you need to learn to maximize your time.

Time management is one of the most important steps on stopping procrastination.

Learn to create a schedule, and try hard to accomplish all the tasks you’d hoped to accomplish for the day.

At first, it’ll be difficult, but determination backed with consistency is what brings out the best in us.

If you have a plan on how you hope to spend your time, wasting it becomes extremely difficult.

Combine Working Hard With Working Smart,

A lot of people procrastinates because they work very hard and completely ignore smart work.

To permanently conquer the habit of procrastinating, you need to learn to combine hard work with smart work.

Hard work is very tiring and sometimes frustrating, but when you combine your hard work with smart work, you can accomplish a lot of tasks without applying much time and energy.

Working hard or working smart alone is not enough. More tasks can be accomplished if you work hard and work smart simultaneously.

You can never stop or conquer procrastination permanently if you work hard and ignore smart work. You should work hard and work smart simultaneously.

Set Small Achievable Goals,

One of the main reasons people get frustrated and end up putting off tasks that they can accomplish at a particular time for later is because of wrong goal setting.

Most people wants to accomplish great things quickly, they are oblivious of the fact that there is time for everything.

Such people end up comparing their 1 step to the 100 steps of another man, and this makes them frustrated, hence they procrastinates.

There is time and season for everything under the sun.

— Ecclesiastes 3:1

To stop and conquer procrastination permanently you need to learn the right way to goal setting.

Setting small achievable goals is one of the most easiest steps on stopping and conquering procrastination permanently.

Stay Consistent,

Man climbing a stair — Conquering procrastination

Consistency is a very important factor to be considered on your quest to conquering and stopping procrastination permanently.

As earlier stated, on your quest to permanently stop procrastinating, many a time you may renege on your word, but the courage to stay consistent is what matters.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage and will to continue that counts.

Your ability to stay consistent in your effort despite all odds and discouragement is the surest way to achieve success.

A consistent person always gets what he/she wants.

Discover Your Purpose,

Your purpose is the reason for your existence.

The greatest tragedy of life is not death, it is being alive and not knowing your purpose.

A man who has not discovered his purpose will waste his time doing things that will be of no value to his life.

Your purpose will guide your actions and decisions. That’s why a man with a purpose must never procrastinates.

Life without a purpose is an exercise in frustration, it is an effort directed toward nothing.

Most people procrastinates because they are ignorant of the reason for their existence.

Stopping and conquering procrastination permanently can only be possible if you discover your purpose.

Unleash Your Potential,

Most people who procrastinates aren’t sure of themselves because they haven’t unravelled their potential. They are oblivious of their abilities.

Potential refers to latent or unrealized abilities.

Your potential is your hidden or unrealized ability, it is what distinguishes you from every other person, it is your uniqueness and gift.

A person who has successfully unlocked his/her potential will find it difficult to procrastinate.

Your potential is greater than you know it, there’s nothing impossible in this world.

To stop and conquer procrastination permanently, you need to unleash your potential.

See Beyond Challenges,

Man hiking mountain — conquering procrastination

One of the major reason a lot of people procrastinates is that they are afraid of facing challenges.

To stop and conquer procrastination permanently, you need to begin to look beyond challenges.

Challenges aren’t meant to break you, make you weak or make you feel bad, they are meant to make you stronger, bigger and better than you were. You can conquer challenges.

Challenges are your pathways to achieve success in life.

Whether you like it or not, challenges are a part of your life that you cannot escape.

You can never stop procrastinating if you continue seeing challenges as obstacles.

Seek God’s Help.

One of the most important step on stopping procrastination is by seeking god’s help.

Procrastination is not a mere habit that you can stop or conquer easily, you need God.

Procrastination consumes your time and energy.

You can never be able to permanently rid yourself off procrastination without God’s help.

Conclusion

Stopping and conquering procrastination permanently at the snap of a finger is not possible.

To fully and permanently conquer procrastination, you need to learn to use the 10 definitive guides mentioned above

Make laws and principles that’ll guide your today so your tomorrow will be bright.

The 10 definitive guides listed above, are all you need to enable you stop and conquer procrastination permanently.

Which of the guides has worked out for you?

Which of the guides do you prefer?

Leave your answers in the comments below;

This Post Has 35 Comments

  1. Garrett Carlson

    I suffer from procrastination, and it’s especially worse during the times I don’t have a schedule. I remember struggling a lot in the summer as a teacher because I couldn’t find the self-motivation to keep things up.

    Great post!

  2. Narasinh Purohit

    Informative article. Generally, one is not even aware of own attitude of procrastination. Even a casual read of this article will make one aware of the same and the ways to overcome it. Thanks.

  3. Beth Elkassih

    When I saw this article about procrastination I just had to read. I suffer from this from time to time and here’s the thing…. sometimes…. I actually do my best work when the deadline for a certain project is about to hit the wall! I think this may be a subliminal trait of overachievers… just saying…
    Other times, like day before yesterday when I waited to the last minute to do my ‘continuing education credits’ to renew my Realtors’ license, this trick did not work so well! Why? Because of this sometimes insidious ailment, I failed to read that one needs to submit their ‘credits’ a full 10 days before my license expires to make SURE my license would not go into inactive. The only prevention of this was to pay a $200 Fee to extend my license for 60 days in order to complete the process…. Needless to say I will NEVER do this again! Thanks for sharing. Great writing btw!

  4. Cyndi Buchanan

    Procrastination is a beast to tackle. I deal with it quite a bit. I just try to eat the frog and get whatever task over with that I am procrastinating.

    1. Jessie Adams

      I don’t suffer from procrastination because I have OCD, but I know quite a few people who do. Very informational article.

  5. Renee

    Such an interesting AND relatable post!

  6. Brandi-Leigh Grant

    Procrastination is such a big chore in it’s self sometimes to tackle. I suffer from it, and its especially worse during the winter months.

  7. Kristine Nicole Alessandra

    I have to deal with procrastination every now and then and I regret it. There are times when I should have gotten things done but I slack off. I do part time work as a creative content writer and I easily get distracted by something and then I lose focus. I should scrap this off my system!

  8. Ashli Ferguson

    HMMM I don’t know how I feel about it – I feel like sometimes being under pressure makes me work best !

  9. Pearl | ownthepool

    I have always been a person who gets things done way before they are due, then I watch other’s stress while I relax! I just don’t understand why anyone would subject themselves to that kind of stress.

  10. Ting

    I’m a procrastinator and sometimes I do the best work under pressure.

  11. Jennifer

    Procrastinators unite tomorrow! lol. No, seriously I am really bad at procrastinating and really do need to get better at it.

  12. Joanna

    Procrastination is the cause of all failures. If you really want to achieve your dream, you will do whatever it takes. Everyone has the will to choose between procrastination and doing something useful. The question is how much they want the results.

  13. Amanda

    This is great information on procrastination. Which reminds me, I have some things I need to get done! 🙂

  14. Ivana Mearns

    It’s important to get the right balance when it comes to getting things done or resting, ending up in the “procrastination” zone does not really help anyone.

  15. Suman Doogar

    Very true. I totally agree that procrastination kills your effectiveness and creativity. I usually get over it by motivating myself but my partner is a total lazy person who will keep on delaying.

  16. Anshul

    I don’t think procrastination is a new concept. There are old schools of philosophies that talk about it.

  17. Mariyam

    I’ve always been a procrastinator. I know its bad for me but I couldn’t help it but thank god I didn’t procrastinate reading this article because it is insightful for me. 🙂

  18. Vasundhra

    Beating yourself up about the things you couldn’t do definitely doesn’t make you want to do them any more than before. I agree – acceptance is key to self-love and thus a good start to moving away from the inertia.

  19. Maysz

    Procrastination didn’t help you to accomplish your task. but for me, more Action and focus will destroy your procrastination.

  20. aisasami

    I recently read that people have been procrastinating because they fear the task they want to do. Do you feel the same way?

  21. Neil Alvin Nicerio

    Thanks for sharing this very informative article.

  22. Heather Ritchie

    I never thought about procrastination on a global scale and it’s kind of scary! This was a really thought-provoking post and luckily, I’ve never been a procrastinator. I know tomorrow could bring up unexpected events so I work as hard as I can. Thanks for the great post.

  23. Magen

    I’ve always had a bad habit of procrastination. As weird as it sounds though, I’ve found that I work better under pressure and with shorter timelines. It’s not a good habit to have at all, and I try to teach my kids that procrastination really is not good but as it is.. I’m terrible about it.

  24. bee

    I suffer from procrastination and I’ve made it a mission since November to try dealing with it in small ways.

  25. Dawn

    I think it’s human nature to procrastinate… at least to a degree.

  26. Manahil

    I and my husband both have this bad habit what we call procrastination. Trying to defeat it badly! Wish us luck

  27. Laura

    I definitely have the opposite problem where I try to do too much in a day, and I’ve had to learn to let things go for another day without guilt. As a result, I’m impatient with procrastinators. So I dont think either way is ideal. I definitely think that reaching manageable daily goals without overdoing it is the best bet.

  28. jody

    I once was a procrasitinator. Now, I am a list maker and an achiever.

  29. CrazyFitnessGuy

    I been nipping my procrastination in the butt. There are some days where it’s easier than others to stay productive but other days are hard. I try to reward myself with a reward after I finish my to-do list and not just go from one task to another.

  30. Teresa

    Interesting article! I find that the best way to avoid procrastination is to set achievable goals. Small steps that take you ahead every day. Instead of “I want to make money with my blog” go “I will create quality content and approach brands I want to work with”. The first one is vague and too big of a goal as a whole, so you avoid it. Whereas breaking it down to small steps helps you to get moving.

    1. Ash

      This is so interesting. I procrastinate too much but wanting to stop really is the first step

      Ash | thisdreamsalive.com

  31. Sumedha

    Really great post! Procrastination definitely hits our productivity and motivation to do more. And the causes for procrastination have grown in today’s world with Netflix and social media so we have to work harder to not procrastinate.

  32. Suanlian Tangpua

    This is the first time I heard the word procrastination. Thank you for adding up my vocabulary. Very motivational post!

  33. Joel

    Yes I agree, procrastination has actually changed the world for the worse.
    The world is filled with procrastinators.

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