Parkinson’s law basically the more time you are given, the longer it takes to complete a task. The task timetable will grow to fit the time perimeters. We might be ingrained to believe that we should not start tasks until they need to be done so we are not wasting our energy. We need to combat this natural tendency by giving ourselves deadlines, and then we also need to figure out what we are losing when we blow past our deadlines. Make sure the deadline is realistic and then realize that it is there to cut down on our stress, not add to it.
- Give yourself deadlines to complete tasks that will motivate you to actually do the work instead of procrastinating.
- When you set a deadline for yourself, make sure you have something to lose if you do not finish your work on time.
- Set deadlines that are realistic rather than ones that will stress you out.
“We procrastinate for a wide variety of reasons, such as fear or simple laziness. However, there’s also an evolutionary motivation behind laziness.”