‘I’ll do it tomorrow’.
A refrain that is not uncommon in our inner thoughts, the desire to put a task on the shelf does several things that could be detrimental to our habits, as well as our ability to manage time, in the long run.
A thought that postpones tasks at hand assumes that the next day will bring forth better resolve in us, and we will not procrastinate tomorrow because we will be hard pressed for time to finish pending work. This does two things for a person who procrastinates. One, along with the task at hand, it postpones resolve to the next day as well. Two, it unconsciously builds a habit in that person who is then inclined to create pressure of a deadline in order to fulfil a task, whether for himself/herself or for someone else and offer a narrow margin of available time to oneself to finish something.
Both these things take away from the conscious effort required to improve our life conditions in general, and quite obviously, have a direct impact on our style of working and its final output.
It is easy to procrastinate. That is why, perhaps the best option left for us is to then tell ourselves, ‘I’ll do it today’.