Procrastination is a problem that affects many people. They have difficulty accomplishing certain tasks and constantly put them off until the last minute, sometimes to the point of giving up on them.
The reasons for such behavior are multiple and also depend on age. High school students, for example, delay doing their homework because they simply don't like homework.
Others feel “overwhelmed” and don’t know where to start.
Distractions, fun activities on social media, and television provide a way to escape daily tasks.
But other emotional aspects are also involved.
Anxiety, lack of self-confidence, low self-esteem, fear of failure, play a role in procrastination.
Feeling “drowned” in the face of an activity to accomplish encourages procrastination.
The simpler the tasks, the less likely we are to procrastinate.
To overcome this tendency, it is essential to regain self-confidence, to do tasks that we enjoy interspersed with less fun but important activities.
To do this, we can set schedules that alternate the diversity of tasks.
To regain self-confidence, it is essential to know who we are in Christ.
We are unique and capable of doing big things starting with small things.
"Lord, we pray to you for those who have this tendency to procrastinate, and who want to get out of it. We pray that you give everyone to regain self-confidence. May any anxiety that paralyzes them be driven from their spirit! Let them proclaim with the apostle Paul: "I can do all things through him who strengthens me"! Let every inferiority complex, every form of self-esteem be swallowed up in this biblical declaration: "I am a wonderful creature" . May they draw their identity from what your Word says and not from their feelings! In the name of Jesus, amen!”