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Working in Bulk: The Backlash of Procrastination

Hello and happy Wednesday All! Amanda here from su-re.co! I hope you have great half of the week because mine have been a roller coaster so far @_@

We've all procrastinated before, even if we choose not to admit. It could even happen without us realizing, as we keep ourselves busy scrolling through our phones or doing other things that are not the main priority. Usually this ends up with regrets that are quite short-term as we end up in the same position again. Obviously telling ourselves "don't procrastinate" won't cut it, but I think I found my own technique.


As I'm involved with most admin and accounting works, I do get busy with paperwork and some tedious tasks. Often times, I wait til the end of the month before I reconcile payments and it works because it is scheduled that way. But other times, when I combine different ad hoc tasks – thinking that I can finish a big bulk of them – I usually just get drained at the end or make mistake could have been a big impact. One of the most recent case really hit me. I used to think I was a night owl, who are more focused at night because that just how I used to study and operate in college. I brought this habit to my work schedule, where I put all the tasks, that requires me to think critically and drafting new ideas, to be put in the evening. Every single time I do this, I hate my past self because I know it is bad for my health. So I know working in bulk is not a good strategy because I become less thorough. I should do things step-by-step during the day where I can communicate with my coworkers. Or maybe dedicate the half-day of the Friday to do it so I will be more satisfied for the weekend.


In short, I learned that procrastinating is not the problem to my dissatisfaction and overwork. Instead, the root cause is my inefficient strategy considering I have many other things on my plate. I think once I employ this strategy with sticky notes all over my screen and reminders or set-schedules, I should have a balanced workload (hopefully). Time management is truly a skill.


So what is your method of dealing with a lot of workload? Do you think procrastination is your problem? Let me know in the comments!

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procrastination is problem because I am hugely intuition person so always some new ideas coming into my head. Writing down ideas on a notebook and then leave it for sometime while I have a things I need to do. That works for me.

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sitiindriani
sitiindriani
Aug 26, 2021

As an ENTJ person, I need to prepare and complete the tasks with an extra. But for my case, I often prepare it by finding and thinking the ideas, then saving them in my head. I think it will be easy if I just need to visualize it. The thing is, time is limited. We only have 24 hours/day. So, what I do is tracking my activities and trying to recap and complete all tasks in the end of the week. One more thing, I don't want too ambitious. It will help me to keep focus :)

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Mako S
Mako S
Aug 25, 2021

I agree with what cynthia said. In my school life, there are too many urgent tasks and everytime I try to do one task, I get distracted by others. Sometimes, it is even hard to save enough amount of time to sleep, setting too many goals in a day. My mother often tells me capacity can be larger but maybe I need to recognize where my limitation is.

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cynthiaismail
cynthiaismail
Aug 25, 2021

Nowadays, I do not procrastinate because I realized there are so many things to work on. These days, I feel 24/7 is not enough. As Elena and Clarissa said, planning is essential like we do at su-re.co. The challenge is there are other urgent tasks intervene, so I have to compensate to other time 😅

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clarissarahmanita
clarissarahmanita
Aug 25, 2021

I agree, time management is a skill! I think my major problem is with scheduling, so I sometimes have really empty days while on the other days it is like rush hours. Sometimes it is caused by procrastination, other times it is just planning mismanagement.

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