WRITTEN BY EBONY EVANS
Procrastination is defined as: to put off intentionally and habitually; to put off intentionally the doing of something that should be done. Let’s take the time to understand the definition and then think about how many things we’ve been putting on the back burner or “coming back to”. I know for me….. the list goes on and on. I wanted to briefly talk about procrastination so that we can understand what it is and find some ways we can counter this habit. I for one know that I have been my own worst enemy in dealing with this as it holds up a lot of processes.
I don’t want to get deep into the weeds about explaining procrastination but rather talk about resolution and ways we can begin to take back our life and power.
One of the things I do to help me stay on track and not procrastinate is set realistic goals and timelines for any tasks or responsibilities I may need to complete. Doing this helps create a clear boundary and timeline of when the task or tasks should be complete.
Another good tip is to allot an accountability partner, this person should be someone you can trust yet is not timid to have hard conversations in regards to accountability or; lack thereof. An accountability partner should know your goals and timelines so they are aware of the progress you should be making and give you that push if you fall behind.
Last, but certainly not least, we should know and understand that we can rebuke the spirit of procrastination as this spirit is of the enemy and not of God. Knowing this is half the battle and this knowledge should give you comfort in knowing that you don’t have to live a life of waiting until the last minute to finish your goals or tasks but rather give you solace in knowing that you can achieve your goals with dignity and assurance.