PROCRASTINATION

This one is special. It is an act that I often rely on. I’m not sure where it stands on the B&W scale, but it has helped me sometimes.

This one is special.

It is an act that I heavily rely on; is it a good thing, I’m not sure.

PROCRASTINATION

‘the action of delaying or postponing something’

it is a habitual and/or intentional delay of tasks despite its side-effects…

This means, to ignore doing things until the last minute or just avoiding them altogether. The idea of putting away a to-do list until the very last minute, giving task the chance to move from important to urgent before executing them.

Why is this word important?

Well, I procrastinated on writing the weekly post. I had known from a while that the fourth week of the current month was going to be tightly packed and also the fact that I am expected to give WW4.

And instead of attending to this important task when I had the time, I let it sit until the last minute aka I procrastinated. And here I am, now writing it when its developed a sense of urgency, instead of just importance.

This word is important to me because I’m acknowledging a behavioral pattern that I have and trying to address it. For me, the act of admitting to ones fault is the first sign of growth (In my head I’m hearing each reader say “More power to you!”… that’s me hoping)

While it seems all bad because I tend to sometimes under-perform in comparison to my potential. I miss out on time that could be used to improve the presentation and save me some last minute sprints. But, I’ve realized that procrastinating has its own small benefits. I don’t spend too much time planning the smaller things and don’t get the chance to sweat them either. It makes me a fast thinker who usually opts creativity to deal with the time deficit. It makes me live in the moment.

Guess then, I just need to learn to segregate tasks on which I can and cannot procrastinate!

Do you procrastinate as well?

Please do share your experiences and hacks of dealing with it.

Bonus: There are people who identify themselves as PROCAFFEINATORS.

These are the people who cannot get started with their day, work or life without first having their caffeine fix. Its a dependence of sorts.

PS: WW= Weekly Word

ENVIRONMENT

This week I have a word that is used by all of us in varied contexts, tongues and tones. We have used it to reason our way through situations, and we have made it the cause or the consequence based on our requirements. That makes it a term worth discussing and talking about.

ENVIRONMENT
-the surroundings in which you live/work, and the way it impacts and influences your being-

Oh I know, it is a rather subjective term that has a volatile definition, changing composition from time to time, people to people, setting to setting…
But bare with me a moment longer… then, well!
You can judge this choice of word all you want.

So here is what I picked up from a book on Marketing Management. It says that all products have two concentric tiers of fundamental factors that form its market. The first circle has the Micro Environment while the next is the Macro Environment.
And VOILA! That was enough to have my wandering mind day-dreaming again.

Following the same theme, I realised that as humans we too have a Micro and Macro Environment that effects us as individuals and as members of the society and the world at large.
Our Micro Environment is made up of factors immediately surrounding us- family, friends, religion, culture, school/ university/ work place.
The Macro Environment is made up of factors bigger that us and our vicinity- economy, politics, technology, world climate.

Based on this logic and the definition of the word ‘environment’, everything and anything that happens around me and around the world can have a direct or indirect impact on me, as an individual.

And just like that the world has become a small place. Encompassed within the two concentric circles of my own environment!