Fight Procrastination Day is a great time to face an issue that worries everyone from time to time. The desire to postpone a difficult matter for later arises in everyone. Some manage to successfully deal with the problem, but for some procrastination becomes an insurmountable obstacle on the way to a successful career. In some cases, this is a source of physical and mental health problems.
The problem of procrastination was known in Ancient Greece. The poet Hesiod actively opposed the problem, writing about this in the poem “Works and Days”. He dedicated the work to his brother, who did not know how to manage his time and money. Hesiod urged his brother to be decisive, not to be afraid of his problems, but to make efforts to solve them. The messages of modern psychologists are similar. For centuries, people have been looking for ways to combat procrastination. For example, Victor Hugo painted naked so as not to lose inspiration. His clothes were taken away by an assistant so that the artist would not be tempted to leave the house.
Interesting facts about procrastination
- To combat procrastination, use special applications. Some have convenient filters that help you strictly follow the plan and not be distracted by other things.
- Procrastination is also called the student syndrome – it is often students who put off completing difficult tasks until just before the deadline. That is why students are called the prime procrastinators; according to statistics, more than half of them cannot hand in a task on time.
- Scientists believe that procrastination may be a hereditary problem.
- In the most difficult cases, the habit of putting things off until later leads to mental illness.
How to take part
Plan your day and cross off the completed tasks. This gives you confidence and motivates you to move on. Carefully study methods of dealing with this problem, you will find a method that suits you best. Share information on social networks. Many people can benefit from this. Remember to reward yourself when you finish something.
When is Fight Procrastination Day in 2023?
Fight Procrastination Day is observed on September 6 each year.