Procrastination is something that I am frequently guilty of. I’ve seen it even today. I was supposed to work on a blog post that I had outlined last night, work on a particular section in my novel and make an outline for a script I’m writing. Care to guess what I’ve done today? Well, I’ve watched all of the recent subscriptions on YouTube. I’ve also watched a parody channel’s entire blooper reel. However, I’ve barely scratched the surface of any of the things that were on my to do list today.
This is something that can occur for anybody, for anything. I find myself wondering why I’m so susceptible to this. Well, during my bout of procrastination, I found a video that was actually very helpful to me. That video was titled “Procrastination” by Anna Akana (she is actually a wonderful content creator). She gave some tips on how to combat procrastination.
This blog post is not about that, however. Seeing as how I still tend to procrastinate, I’m not really qualified on giving tips on how to combat it. What I do want to speak on, is how to react to it. Beating yourself up will do nothing good. Instead of sulking about it, I decided to close out YouTube and focus solely on my work. Taking responsibility is another essential thing to do afterward. It’s pretty easy to blame others for my mistakes, but at the end of the day, I’m the one who decided to browse through the internet instead of doing what I was supposed to. This may have been a day that was slightly wasted, but it’s also a lesson learned.
And if you’re looking for tips on how to combat procrastination, I would definitely check out Anna’s video. Be warned, you may end up watching all of her videos.