The entertainment point gives a lot of information ranging from the latest news, celebrity gist, new music, movie review, fashion trend and more importantly personality development. Today I will be writing about four things that are decreasing human performance and productivity.
Here are four things you need to stop, because they are making us stressed out, reducing our productivity and negatively affecting our relationships and personal life:
1. Procrastination is the avoidance of doing a task that needs to be accomplished until later date or time. Sometimes, procrastination takes place until the last minute before a deadline. There is this feeling of ‘there is still time’, ‘I can do this later’ etc. Procrastination makes you do things in a haste thereby increasing chances of mistakes because you are doing them in the last minute and increasing pressure. Procrastination can lead to feelings of guilt, inadequacy, depression and self-doubt. Are you always late? Or you seem to do things when they are almost expiring or rather you still perform poorly when you have enough time to give a good performance, then check yourself you are procrastinating, fight it today by doing anything you want to do immediately, remember the saying “The Earlier The Better.”
2. Laziness: Laziness is also called indolence; it is a habit rather than a mental health issue. It reflect a lack of self esteem, a lack of discipline stemming from low self-confidence, or a lack of interest in the activity or belief in its worth. Sometimes you have this feeling when you have a lot of work to do, but you feel tired not because you are sick, but because you have a negative feeling towards the work or you feel the work is not worth giving your best. Laziness may manifest as procrastination. Remember “Anything worth doing is worth doing well
3. Distraction: Distraction is the process of diverting the attention of an individual from a desired area of focus and thereby blocking or reducing the reception of desired information. Distraction is caused by the lack of ability to pay attention; Lack of interest in the object of attention or the greater intensity of something other than the object of attention. We all are victims of distraction, in the 21st Century, with advancement of technology; there is increased distraction from our phones, social media, laptops, computer games, video games etc. Students today, find it difficult to concentrate in class; workers find it difficult to concentrate in their working place, thereby reducing both our performance and productivity. Even though distraction is useful in the management of pain and anxiety, we still have to learn how to concentrate whenever we are supposed to. Remember this saying by Beth Moore “If destruction fails to entangle us, distraction will do its best” Beth Moore
4. Workaholism (Workaholic): A workaholic is a person who works compulsively. A workaholic is one who works excessively hard and for long hours. While the term may imply that the person enjoys their work, it can also alternately means that they simply feel compelled to do it. According to Cambridge Dictionary, It can also be a person who works a lot of the time and finds it difficult not to work. You may be surprised that there are people who love to work more than anything, Yes! There are, even though it is a good thing to love your work, but there is also a limit to everything.
While we work to earn money, we need to spend some time resting and to spend with our family, as a parent, it is bad not to have time for your spouse and kids, it make them lack parental love which can cause bad habits like drug abuse and increase their chance of being violent.
Like we know, too much of everything is bad. There are a number of effects of workaholism which includes: Deep related health problems, it can lead to a loss of empathy and negatively affect relationships, it makes you burn out (mentally exhausted) and it causes fatigue thereby reducing your performance in that job you love. Like they say “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, All play and no work makes Jack a mere toy.”