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Procrastination Problems

Updated: Jan 30, 2020

Hello Gardeners!

Have you ever heard of the word


Procrastination is putting something off to avoid completing or making progress on a task. Some of us #procrastinate when we are studying for test, starting new projects, cleaning our rooms, and packing for a trip, etc. Whatever way you procrastinate, it usually stems from a feeling of fear, uncertainty, or disinterest in the task. Procrastination then manifests in the form of distractions - anything to help you avoid doing the thing you don't want to do.

The problem with procrastination is that the more we do it, the deeper we dig ourselves into a hole. For example, the more you put off starting that project, the less time you have to work on it. That can lead to us feeling even more anxiety!

So, the next time you catch yourself slipping into a procrastination hole, try some of these tips to help you climb your way out!

Make an outline for the task that needs to be completed.

On a piece of paper, write out what needs to be completed and how it needs to be completed. Create a calendar or timeline to help you manage your time. Make checklists to keep yourself on track. It's easier to tackle a big project when it's all laid out in front of you!

Eliminate the distractions

Procrastination feeds on distraction. Avoid working near a TV or a loud conversation. If you need to listen to music, try something instrumental - find a place where you can focus.