Procrastination: An Immortal Enemy To Mankind

Arunima Bharadwaj
May 12, 2019   •  234 views

To delay is to deny; deny the opportunities, time and choices that lay in front of your path. The words speaks the truth when they say, "Lost time can never be found." But we humans, helpless by our stalling habits often test time. And this is the basic notion upon which the life of a procrastinator is based. Every soul inhibits a procrastinator, only the degree of their practice varies. And the person practicing it justify it by saying that this habit helps you achieve an efficient way of doing things in less time than required. Well, it is rightly said, "An idler will always find a way to defend its idleness."

There are certain categories in which we can classify this tendency of people. There are Chronic Procrastinators and then there are Anxious Procrastinators. While chronic procrastinators have this habit as the inseparable part of their lives, anxious procrastinators have to face an anxiety during the start or completion of any task. It becomes difficult for them to balance all sides.

In simple words, procrastination is the delaying or avoidance of doing a task that needs to be accomplished by a certain deadline. It can be habitual or intentional. And moreover, the extending arms of technological conveniences has narrowed down the creativity and horizon of our minds. It limits our exposure to curiosity and knowledge. But humans don't understand what harmful effects it has in our brain. The most common answer a man gives is, "I don't have the wish to do it right now. And without it, I wouldn't be able to give my best." A common misconception that dawdlers follow. Another common answer we come across is, "I don't have enough time to do it." Who are we lying to? In our way to decline things we neglect the fact that there is much more burden getting piled up on our shoulders. As the famous mystic poet and saint Kabira in his famous lines wrote, "Kaal kare so aaj kar, aaj kare so abb. Pal mein parlay hoyegi, bahuri karega kab? " The lines go true for every mortal.

"I can't think about that now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow." These are the words every dawdler tells himself to rationalize his act. Once you let it take control of you, it may ruin your career and opportunities. Some jobs need to be done right away. Just like a drug addict, you'd never realize that it had captured and blocked your mind and then you'll find yourself locked inside an isolated zone. You'll never know when that act which was meant to be practiced only ONCE becomes your lifetime habit.

Start it today or grief tomorrow!


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What type of procrastinator am I ???
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nice piece but i have a slightly diffrent take on procrastination read on to find out-