Depression and Procrastination – The Terrible Duo Challenge

Virtually, people have at least dawdled with the procrastination process. Some even made it a way of life. Depression and procrastination appear to be a bothering phenomenon. The link between the two is connected and the lack of action simply correlates with one another.

In a broader view, procrastination and depression has been associated to several organizational and societal issues. Procrastinating is an inertial process where one subsequently do what one has done before and continues the pattern. Unless having the motivation to break from it, procrastination will devour ones self and eventually lead to a feeling of depression.

On the other hand, when one feels depressed, depression may overshadow all interests which leads to slow progression towards a goal. Depression is a common reaction to events that seem overwhelming or negative. The signs and symptoms of depression and the severity of the problem vary and the significance of the precipitating event.

So, the question now is “Which really comes first? Depression or procrastination?”

Some signs and symptoms of procrastination.

A lack of self-control is one bad habit to procrastinate. Finding oneself setting aside important tasks for an insignificant exciting activity might eventually lead to continuous practice on the inertial process.

Lack of organization wherein what needs to be done first would actually land to incomplete tasks. Less productivity may lead to lesser job contribution that would result to low effectivity.

Introducing negative ideas such as “I don’t want to. I couldn’t do it. I feel tired. I don’t feel like it. It’s too scary.” blunt exertions towards ones achievement.

Signs and symptoms of depression.

Emotional symptoms can include feelings of tiredness, sadness, emptiness, or numbness. Behavioral signs include irritability, inability to concentrate, difficulty making decisions, loss of sexual desire, crying, sleep disturbance, and social withdrawal. Physical signs of depression may include loss of appetite, weigh loss, constipation, headache, and dizziness.

Overcome procrastination.

The first thing to overcome this procrastinating process is to stop and address the problem right away! Consider intelligent ways to respond. If the problem is self-control, learn some disciplinary actions. Regulating this destructive habit is identifying the root cause issue. Practice some time management skills that would help find ways to reach ones goals and tame ones time.

Approach for depression.

Perhaps the best means in dealing with mild to moderate depression might be exercise, cognitive-behavioral therapy, organizing and focusing, and acceptance of the effects of depression suffered, which reduces how much one can accomplish.