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Procrastination is an evil which we must avoid.

Updated on March 5, 2016

How would you like if after waking up from bed in the morning you think of the works which you left undone yesterday and now have to attend to ? Horrible, isn’t it ? Because not only that you would need to complete those pending works but also the works for the day unless of course you choose to procrastinate today’s work for tomorrow!

Deferring a work for ‘Tomorrow’ may help us to sit back and relax today but really doesn’t help later because work gets accumulated and can become very difficult to handle later. On many occasions I had indulged myself in leaving some of the day's work for the next day but later regretted for my stupid action.

I had received the Electricity Bill in time and waited for the last date of payment. On the penultimate day I thought I would go to the Electricity Office and settle the bill and then changed my mind. The next day it rained heavily with thunderstorm and the situation was so bad that I just couldn’t go out. Eventually I had to pay the fine for delayed payment.

I have experienced similar situations several times during the last few years due to my own stupidity.

It was a Thursday, a particular job had to be done urgently so that the same could be presented at the Board’s Meeting on next Monday, first time in the morning. I thought I would leave the work for Friday and so I did. On Friday, in addition to my normal work for the day, some additional work cropped up needing completion by the end of the day itself. When I cleared the day’s work I was too tired to attend to Thursday’s work. Whilst others were enjoying their weekend, there was I all alone in the Office on Saturday to complete Thursday’s work. This taught me a good lesson. I have since changed my attitude and try my level best to complete my work for the day on the day itself and I feel happy. I can go to bed without any tension and wake up next morning afresh.

I feel we should never leave any work for tomorrow. Anything can happen tomorrow, we may fall ill and unable to take up the work. Besides who knows if we don’t see ‘Tomorrow’?


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      Kamalesh050 2 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      It's so nice of you to read the article and I am glad that you have liked it. Thank you. I do have the bad habit too but trying to improve!!! Trust you are all OK. Best Wishes, Kamalesh

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      Jolly Gupta 2 years ago

      Very true - Procrastination really does not help us at all ! Although I know this I have the habit to put off work for tomorrow, day after tomorrow and so on, Well from now on I shall try my best to complete today's work today itself! Thank you for the well written article.

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      Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Thank you Ubanichijioke for your visit. Well, I still have the habit to procrastinate on many matters knowing well this is not good but like you I am fighting too.

      Trust you are all well. Best Wishes, Kamalesh

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      To procrastinate has always been my occupation. But am fighting it. Thanks

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      Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      @Fennelseed - Thank you my friend for your visit and comment. Much appreciated. I shall be reading your hubs and you can expect to hear from me shortly. I take this opportunity in wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy and Peaceful New Year. Best Wishes, Kamalesh

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      Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Hello writer20, So lovely to see you again. Many thanks for your visit and the vote. Well, I am a retired person and I know the feeling! Never mind this is the time to spend more time with family, you can now write lots and lots of hubs and keep yourself occupied. Take care of yourself. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Very Enjoyable New year with all Peace and Prosperity.

      Best Wishes to you my good Friend, Kamalesh

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      Annie Fenn 5 years ago from Australia

      Oh, I am so guilty of procrastination and those situations you describe, I know very well. I need to try harder, thank you for the encouragement in your hub. Voted useful and intersting.

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Good, now you'll have a great weekend completing your work on Friday.I had to take early retirement because of no work for me. Voted up