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Putting off Procrastination

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[dropcap]D[/dropcap]eadlines are looming, time is slipping away and I find myself unable to tear my gaze from my smartphone screen. Sound familiar?

The dopamine drip humans get from consuming short snippets of YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and other medias is highly addictive and extremely subtle. I couldn’t work out why the things I either needed or wanted to do, like my work, my creative writing and even picking up my Bible seemed so impossible. As I was sat with my work in front of me – and my smartphone in front of my work – I realised I was a slave to the trivial reward systems of my brain. I knew it, and yet I still did everything I could to avoid those things that were good for me to do.

So, what did I do?

I started three daily habits (though far from perfectly), to DO the things I WANTED to do, and not to do the things I knew I shouldn’t.

1) I watched

To watch, is to be alert of what you know you should and want to do and realize why you are not achieving. Self-analysis is the key for a conviction to change.

2) I prayed

Praying and bringing every detail to the Father. I was not just accountable to myself, but also to the one who gave me the talents I was wasting.

3) I ‘stood’

Using a pen and paper, I wrote myself a short list of achievable goals for that day. Writing a short to-do-list turned out to be a pivotal part to my standing. It was not just a list, it was a realistic challenge and a commitment before me and the LORD.

(Luke 21:34-36)

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