For a person who is assigned work for most of the days in a year, I am a first-grade procrastinator. Even when I am given a few days to complete a task I’ll still do the work on the last day. I have absolutely no idea why I’m like this (probably will get an answer to this at the last moment). Anyway coming back to the main reason why I actually started talking about it. As advising others is an integral part of Indian DNA, I’d like to give certain tips to make the most out of the situation, even while procrastinating.
- Prepare a blueprint, collect all information related to the topic, collate it all into a sequence – thus an outline is ready.
- Explore the outer world (the internet) to steal as much information as possible and claim your ownership on it later on. This will give you some sort of comfort and you wouldn’t have to feel guilty.
- If you’re asked if you finished your work, just say that you’re almost done with every such question.
- On the brink of the end of your research, keep assuring yourself you’re done- it will give you (miss) solace of the pseudo culmination of your job.
- The euphoria after the above step will surely lead you to nirvana.
Our professor for Family Law, Dr Kamaljeet Kaur, always spoke about procrastination almost every other day in class, so much so that the word ‘procrastination’ itself became synonymous with her lectures. It’s been some time since I last attended her classes and two years later, I’m still the same. I’m always driven by a certain rush while working at the last minute. It makes my assignments more refined as compared to other times.
I am in no way trying to compel you to follow this attitude but in case the times are such that you do feel lazy, just follow the above-mentioned tips and let your misery guide you to the end.
One of your own.