5 Bad Effects of Procrastination


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When you procrastinate, that means you waste your time. It is as simple as that. The chance that the time has given for you to do something good for your own short and long-term situation is gone because you decide to give in to the urge of being lazy. The bad effects of procrastination are real and getting to know them better should give you more motivation in your resistance to do it.

What do you feel when you choose to procrastinate? Feeling good but perhaps a little bit guilty? When you choose to be lazy and enjoy the time that you have doing something unmeaningful, you may feel that you have done the right thing for yourself but the version of you in the future might not think the same way especially if you consistently do it in your life.



Success simply can only be had by the accumulation of effort and that is applied to anybody. When you choose to procrastinate consistently, the bad effects of procrastination can take place in your life instead of success.


The Motivation to Work


SIt is very hard sometimes to work optimally. When you feel bored or stressed with the things that you have to do, that is when the urge to delay or abandon your work comes to play and becomes much greater.

When your work is something that you do for yourself, then it can be much worse. After all, you do not have to report the results of your work to other people if this is the case. The only one you responsible to is you.

The effects of procrastination may be had but it is only you who get them. That may lower your motivation to work as you do not feel sorry about yourself enough. Only those who truly want to succeed personally can fight the urge to be lazy every time and prevent the bad effects of procrastination coming their way.

Read also: The Importance of Dedication and Commitment to Work


The Bad Effects of Procrastination


Knowing the logical bad effects of procrastination may help you to be more motivated to work hard consistently. So, what are those? Here are five bad effects of procrastination which may be felt If you keep on giving in to the desire in your head to do it.

  • You cannot have the chance to get the best opportunities
    When we work in our best capacity, it will often yield the best results which should bring a host of great opportunities for us because people see that you can do it or at least have the desire to work hard for it. Being lazy means you will miss the opportunities that the best results of your work can bring to you.




  • You build up a really bad habit in life which is being lazy
    Something that you keep doing over and over again will become a habit that becomes harder to remove as the time goes. It is great if it is a good habit. However, if it is a bad habit of being lazy, then that means you will get lazier and lazier as you put in more time to be that kind of person. It may get much harder for you to work hard if you have made laziness as a habit that sticks.


  • You will be stuck in the same bad situation and it may even get progressively worse
    When you fail, procrastination may become more tempting as you lose the motivation to work again. However, that might be the worst thing that you can do as you will simply be in the same situation if you do not put in the effort to get out from there. After all, no one is going to care for your situation as much as you. The situation may even get worse the longer you choose not to do something about it.


  • You might get the apathy from other people
    People respect the person who works in the hardest capacity even if the effort may still not bear fruit. They will be more open to help that kind of person when they can to help making that person succeed. On the opposite, people will detest the person who is in a bad situation and does not do anything him/herself to get out of it. If you do not care about your situation, then why should others care about it? You will only get apathy as a result of your procrastination.


  • You will never get the success that you want
    In the end, it all comes down to success. You simply cannot succeed if you do not work hard consistently for it. Success requires constant effort and the more you procrastinate, the more your effort will not become constant enough to achieve what you want in life.


So, what do you say after reading those bad effects of procrastination? Still want to give in easily to the urge of it? Fight your desire to be lazy strongly because the result of that fight may be a strong indicator to whether you will have the ideal situation that you want in life or not in the future.


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