December 17, 2014
Procrastination is one of the social evils that has always accompanied us since the dawn of time.Some people crave procrastination and think they can do better when they delay tasks that require immediate attention. Others procrastinate because they lack motivation or interest to keep them focused and on task, some procrastinate because they think they have a ‘skill deficit’ problem and therefore lack the necessary skills to do the work they have to do. Whatever the reasons that lead one to procrastinate, intentionally putting off doing something that calls for instantaneous attention is definitely a defective act; one that can have serious ramifications if not in the short run than definitely in the long run.
It is no brainer that procrastination is even worse now in a world that is teeming with all sorts of distractions. It is easy to wander off task and dive into temporally unwarranted activities such as reading mail, checking social media feeds…etc. Fighting procrastination does call for strong willpower and determination. Learning Commons has this beautiful poster featuring some interesting tips and ideas to beat procrastination. This could be a good visual to share with students in class. Have a look and share with us what you think of it .