What is Procrastination?

Procrastination is the act of delaying or postponing a task or set of tasks until the very last minute or even after the deadline is passed. Chronic procrastination can adversely affect your productivity and life quality.

Warning signs for procrastinating

  • Fill your day with low-priority and unimportant tasks.
  • Become indecisive when it comes to taking action.
  • Doubt the possibility of a task and your capacity.
  • Have an illusion about endless time.
  • Wait to be in "right mood" or wait for the "right time" to tackle a task.

How to Overcome Procrastination while at work

  • Set goals and sort tasks by priority.
  • Group similar tasks together to complete in at once.
  • Identify the suitable timeframe to work on each task type.
  • Set up your own distraction-free environment while working.
  • Reward yourself when you start or complete a task.

Besides, the positive side of Procrastination is giving you more time to think and spark your creativity. Still, try to balance and manage your time strategically.

Hopefully, the information provided by A8-ers will help you understand more about Procrastination and improve your productivity in the workplace.


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