Often people confuse procrastination with laziness, demotivation, or something deliberately done by a person.
Despite the best efforts, they are unable to start and complete the work on time without facing stress.
There is also a sense of guilt for not doing it on time, and starting the work on time also remains a challenge. Many people complain high levels of anxiety due to this habit, which makes it important to address it.
However, there is a proper science involved in peoples procrastination tendencies. It involves a 2 step process.
1.WAITING TO DELAY For example, I will do it tomorrow. When tomorrow comes, you promise yourself that you will do it right now.
2.RATIONALIZATION Here you give yourself an excuse that allows you to delay the task and it is too boring or difficult to start it yet. This suggests another theory that when people find work too boring, challenging, counterproductive or unpleasant, they tend to avoid it as much as they can.
3.CREATING DEADLINES when you have a big assignment on hand, make small timelines to complete it. You can start by summarising your plan and how you want to proceed. Based on your ability to complete the task. You can make this your daily or weekly routine.
4.KEEPING THE REWARD one of the key ways to overcome procrastination is to set up a reward system for yourself. In this you should set small rewards for each time, like going out to dinner after a cup of coffee or a big job.
5.BREKING IT DOWN INTO SMALLER TASKS When approaching any task or project, break it down into small steps so that it doesn't feel too overwhelming. When you make your own timeline for small tasks in the work doesn't feel cumbersome. Can you start working on time by adhering to the deadline.