Are You A Procrastinator? Here’s How To Fix It

Dayana Sabatin
4 min readApr 28, 2020

From one procrastinator to another, let’s just end it

Do you remember when you bought that course on learning Italian and you kept putting it off and now you’re only remembering because I brought it up?

What about the time when you decided you were going to work out every single morning, but when morning came, you said ‘I’ll do it later,’ then you went to bed having done nothing but walk back and forth from the couch to the fridge?

I may or may not be talking about things I’ve experienced.

My “Easy Italian Phrases,” book is mocking me as I am writing this article.

Everyone has their own personal struggles and the important thing to note is that you can cultivate positive habits in your life to avoid procrastination.

Whenever I think of procrastination, I think of this line from Gone With The Wind:

“I’ll think of it tomorrow, at Tara. I can stand it then. Tomorrow, I’ll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day.”

Scarlett, the main character, uses this phrase, “tomorrow is another day” every time something negative happens to her. At the end of the novel, the man she claims to love leaves her, and she says, “tomorrow is another day,” yet again.

What if tomorrow never comes?

What if the thing you keep putting off, needs to be done when you say you will do it because it can alter the course of your life?

If Scarlett had dealt with her feelings at that moment instead of letting Rhett leave her, perhaps she wouldn’t essentially be divorced and depressed.

Procrastination makes you feel like you have all the time in the world when in reality, you don’t.

Not putting things off is a habit you must cultivate — and once you do, you’ll be glad because the things that you once used to look at with dread, or the things that made you feel like you weren’t capable of accomplishing them, will soon become second nature to you.

Start small

Let’s take fitness as an example.

Say you want to start going to the gym every single day, you want to start a…

Dayana Sabatin

I provide a traditional perspective on modern dating. Published in Business Insider.