When you hear “Double P” what comes to your mind? Could it be a puzzle game or what exactly is this Double P?
Are you one of those who make the snooze button their bestie? Whenever that To-Do List jingles or whenever that alarm sounds, do you fall into the category of people who immediately press the snooze button?
Procrastination has been identified as one of the biggest productivity killers, but do you know that you can turn this deadly motivational killer around into a productivity and profit booster? How? By using what I call the “Double P” strategy; you can ignite yourself and turn those shifted moments into a turbocharged productive period.
Procrastination, must be treated more uniquely; Just like eating, a person must eat to live, but it makes people gain weight and there is a surplus of obese people in our world today, yet it also saves many lives a day.
In this article, I’m going to tell you about two things – “Pressure” and Procrastination”.
These two find it pleasing to work together than working all alone. Does Pressure cause Procrastination? Or is it the other way round? I’m pretty sure I need not be the one to start telling you that there is a connection between the two. You have to make sure these two are working to your advantage. If not, it would someday lead to Depression, which could earn you a negative overview of your life, and loss of hope. Of course, we all sometimes find ourselves under pressure but the fact remains that procrastination makes the pressure even more.
I came up with this through the words of my dear teacher during a discussion with him about pressure – There are two main types of pressure: “Positive Pressure” and “Negative Pressure”
This is when you purposely allow yourself to be under pressure, thereby having no excuses of not being active. Under this kind of pressure, most people work more efficiently.
It could also be a pressure of challenge; if you are being underestimated, you feel the pressure to clear the person’s doubt.
Under negative pressure, you just realize you find yourself in there. In this kind of case, you might have procrastinated so frequently, and now you have no choice than to work, either at will or not. Such times like this, you work so tediously but not as efficiently. “You find yourself not being able to complete the task before you after the hard work, now you feel demoralized” – says my teacher. Most of the times, it could also involve threat or violent forces.
Carefully get your writing materials ready, because, you will be doing a little of taking down and writing.
Do you procrastinate? Write it down. How long do you procrastinate before taking action? Have you ever procrastinated to a point of being under negative pressure? Also write down what you had to do to get out of that pressure. Have you written those four points? Before we address the answers to them, first see how you could make procrastination work to your advantage.
How To Make Procrastination Work To Your Advantage
There are a lot of things you can do to make procrastination work to your advantage, but we will be looking at just few of the lot in this article of mine.
1. Procrastinate Only When Necessary
Procrastination could be a cool solution to solving complications. When you have complex works to do, some needs to be shifted, to avoid complications. “Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn’t the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment.” – Robert Benchley. So if you need to procrastinate for any reason, do it only when absolutely necessary.
2. Don’t Over Procrastinate
“To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.” – Eva Young. Why not get to do that task now and forget you ever did it than keep posting it till you get tired of doing it. No doubt, procrastination sooner or later brings you under pressure, but over-procrastination brings you under negative pressure.
3. Make Your Procrastinated Task Better In Double Folds
Whenever you want to lay hands on yesterday’s task, make sure it is done in double fold. Do it better than you would have done it yesterday and get even better result. To get that done, simply combine your yesterday’s experience with that of today and make the work come out in its best. With that you can boldly say – “I made that procrastination work to my advantage”.
One Thing To Do When Under Pressure To Remain Productive
I will give you this today and it will help you big time. Either you are under Negative or Positive pressure the one thing you must do to keep yourself productive is to; Make Sure You Are Always in Charge. My teacher explained being in charge as being in total control. “To complain is always non-acceptance of what is. It invariably carries an unconscious negativity. When you complain, you make yourself into a victim. When you take charge, you are in your power. So change the situation by taking action or by being in charge. All else it is madness” – Eckhart Tolle.
Don’t allow yourself to be discouraged because you have to meet a deadline and you haven’t even laid a finger on the work, always make sure you are not being forced to waver an action or a decision. If you are, then you are no longer under pressure but you are under “oppression”. And the truth is that, oppression (just like depression) never works to your advantage, it gives you a negative overview of your life and loss of hope. It would continually bring you down unless you overcome it.
Oppression is easier to avoid than to overcome. So try always to avoid oppression by being in charge of situations.
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Author: Daniel Moayanda
Dan. is a young strategist, motivational writer and public speaker. He provides entrepreneurs with success strategies and backs it up with the right motivation needed to explore. He also writes about finding a way out of everything in general!