We all have that one obstacle that we are currently trying to overcome. Whether they are small or big, they are still personal struggles. Although I am not currently trying to overcome anything life changing such as alcoholism or drug addiction, I am trying to overcome procrastination.
When it comes to anything that has a due date, I procrastinate horribly.
This is the cycle that I get miserably stuck in:
1) I get the task on hand such as homework, chores, or studying.
2) I get home and say that I will do the task tomorrow.
3) I keep repeating number two until eventually there is only one day left until the task is due.
4) I then hurriedly do the task either after the due date or right before.
This cycle is endless and I sadly get caught in it often. Although I usually get the work done, it is never as good as it could be. If I had started it in an appropriate time frame, it could have been my absolute best and I know that. I need to quit the procrastination so that I can progress further in life to my highest ability.
When it comes to housework, I also procrastinate. I would be home and have all day to clean. My parents would come home at a certain time and I would end up cleaning everything an hour before they arrived. This was bad because not everything was cleaned properly. My mom would usually not be very pleased, either.
What Have I Learned From Procrastination?
I have learned that, in the end you should do it on time in the first place because in the end you will either fail or have to redo it, especially when it comes to cleaning! I hate having to re-clean the bathroom because I did not do it right the first time. Recently, I have been trying to do things on time and right the first time. So far it has been a success, but we shall see!