Think of the long term benefits
Procrastination is something that might seem the best option in the short run, but prove to be a very tiresome factor in the long run. When you are faced with a lot of work, and especially work that you do not like to do, you might simply put it off for later. This might make you happy as you do not have to deal with it immediately. However, later on, you might have to suffer the consequences of your procrastination, which can prove to be very tiring and at times even the cause of much anxiety. Therefore, it is always better to attend to your work on time, instead of regretting your tardiness later on.
Prevent harm and inconvenience
One of the adverse effects that can result from procrastination is harm that arises from neglect. For example, you might have noticed some dead branches in your garden that were badly in need of cutting down before they fall and cause harm to anyone or anything. However, you might have thought of getting in touch with professional service ‘later’ and you might never have got down to it.
You might eventually forget about this, until the dead branches fall and damage a part of your roof. Though you might get tree loppers to cut off the remaining dead branches, you would still have to suffer an added expense and inconvenience of repairing your roof.
Live up to your full potential
Procrastination will also prevent you from giving your best and living up to your potential. For example, you might have to hand in an essay in a few weeks. You might put off writing the essay due to many reasons. Perhaps, you are not particularly interested in the essay topic, or you might feel too lazy to do the necessary reading. Whatever the reason might be, you would postpone the work till the very last. As a result, you would have only a few days or even only a few hours to complete your essay. This would mean having to rush through some cursory reading and typing out an essay in a hurry. This can seriously affect the quality of the essay, as it will not be well researched or well written due to lack of time, brought on by your procrastination.
Do away with unwarranted stress
Moreover, stress is also caused due to procrastination. If you have to complete a particular report or finish a project by a particular deadline, you have to make sure that you start work on it well ahead and make sure that you will be done by the time your time is up. However, if you keep putting it off, you will have to rush to finish off your work, before the deadline. This rush and the fear of missing your deadline can cause a lot of unwarranted stress.