The Procrastination Beast…


verb (used with object), procrastinated, procrastinating.
1. to put off till another day or time; defer; delay.


I’m currently on holiday with my family and thought that whilst the kids are playing Minecraft on separate devices, dinner is in the oven, and I’ve got some time to myself I thought it would be a great opportunity to start getting into some of those things I’ve put off for months.


No such luck. The procrastination beast has come and settled in.


We all procrastinate from time to time, putting off those things we need to do; or those things we tell ourselves are important and should get to.


There are a number of reasons why we procrastinate:

  1. Insufficient structure
  2. The task isn’t fun
  3. Timing and the link to risk or reward
  4. Anxiety fuelled avoidance
  5. Lack of confidence in one’s ability to succeed

Ordinarily I’d call one of my many smart colleagues or friends and after a few minutes I’d find the inspiration I need to get back into it. There are many different techniques to get past the beast, however, today I’ve decided to kick-back, relax and embrace the lack of motivation.


After all, I’m on holiday.