We’re almost two weeks into the New Year. How are you getting on with your resolutions?
Many of us choose this time of year to “make a fresh start” and get rid of bad habits – but after an early flurry of enthusiasm, it’s easy to let your motivation slide and fall into a pattern of procrastinating – one of the toughest behaviours to overcome. Learning what drives your urge to put things off is a good way to begin tackling the problem.
The “all or nothing” mindset
Sometimes we procrastinate due to perfectionism: if it's not perfect, there’s no point in doing it. We hesitate because we can't come up with that perfect first line of a paper, business proposal, or thank you card.
The insurmountable to-do list
Another reason we procrastinate is because the task at hand seems like a mountain...