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【每日生活】拖延症的5大借口,以及应对方法(双语)

2017-07-02 22:07:48评论 生活 拖延症 方法

Bad news: We’re biologically hardwired to procrastinate.Researchshows we possess a limited amount of willpower that drainsthroughout the day, regardless of what we do.

坏消息是:从生理上讲,我们天生就会拖延,简直就像被编程了一样。研究表明:我们的意志力是有限的,它在一天当中持续衰减,不管我们做什么都无法改变。

We can’t avoid procrastination. Instead, embrace it as a necessarychance to recharge, restore your confidence, and generate newideas.

我们无法避免拖延症。所以就接受它吧,让他成为一个必要的充电过程,用它来恢复信心、促进自己产生新点子。

To use procrastination to your advantage, you first need tounderstand what’s behind your excuses.

要想利用拖延症,你首先需要理解它背后的那些借口。

For your procrastination to be functional, here are breakactivities that address the reasons you want to procrastinate inthe first place.

为了让你的拖延症更有用,我们在此给出一些休闲活动,可以让你应对那些使你想拖延的原因。

EXCUSE 1: YOU DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START

借口1:你不知道如何着手

What’s the difference between procrastinating and taking a break? Aplan for what to do next. When we waste time indefinitely withoutany concrete plan, we create a secondary anxiety about what to donext.

“拖延”和“休息一下”的区别是什么?是一个“接下来干什么”的计划。当我们无限地地浪费时间,而又没有一个切实的计划时,我们会给自己创造出第二重的焦虑——对“接下来要做什么”的焦虑。

Write an extensively detailed to-do list. Once you’ve at leastplanned to complete your tasks, you’ll feel more relaxed duringyour downtime and fully reap the benefits ofprocrastination.

写一个详细的待办事项清单。一旦你开始计划完成你的任务时,你在停工时就会感到更放松,这样也能最大限度地发挥拖延的好处。

EXCUSE 2: YOU’RE TOTALLY BURNED OUT

借口2:你已经彻底累翻了

After a week of working without a break, you can barely string twothoughts together, let alone produce anything worth presenting toothers. Time to hit reset.

在连着一个星期无休地工作之后,你几乎都不能把自己的思维捋顺,就更不用说产出什么可以给人看的东西了。现在,是时候给自己充充电了。

Add a side hustle. Your guitar jam sessions or personal blog servea purpose beyond scratching your creative itch–itcan help us withstand work stress and prepare us to solve problemsin innovative ways.

搞点业余爱好当副业。演奏吉他或是写个人博客,都能在你的累心工作之外给你提供一种目的感——这能帮助我们对抗工作压力,并能促使我们用更有创造力的方法来解决问题。

EXCUSE 3: YOU DON’T HAVE A DEADLINE

借口3:这些任务没有截止日期

Create a coworking group.

成立一个协同工作小组吧。

You’ll need encouragement to push through.

你需要有人鼓励才能坚持下去。

For that, reach out to other creatives in networkinggroups–on social media or inperson–and organize a weekly or monthly meetingto discussyour progress on yourvarious projects.

为了获得这种鼓励,去你的关系网中找找其他的创意从业者吧—通过社交网络找或者直接面对面找都行——组织一个周度或者月度的机制,让大家可以聚在一起讨论彼此的工作进展。

EXCUSE 4: YOU’RE AFRAID OF DISCOMFORT

借口4:害怕会感到不适

Procrastination often stems from our tendency to avoid things thatmake us feel physically or psychologicallyuncomfortable.

拖延症的出现,通常是因为我们想要规避那些让我们在生理或心理上不舒服的东西。

Intellectually, you probably realize that putting off thoseprojects doesn’t permanently relieve yourdiscomfort–it just delays it.

理智地想,你可能已经意识到拖延这些工作并不能让你永久地从这些不适当中解脱,它们只是把它推后了。

Have a cup of coffee. Have some snack. Eat your favorite hamburger.Anyway, treat yourself something. This will make it easier for youto face the discomfort.

喝杯咖啡,来点零食,吃吃你最喜欢的那款汉堡。总之,犒劳你自己一下。这会让你在面对那些不适的时候感到更轻松。

EXCUSE 5: PROCRASTINATION IS YOUR STANDARD OPERATINGPROCEDURE

借口5:拖延就是你的常规行为模式

Like any other bad habit, our procrastination follows apattern.

就像所有其他的坏习惯一样,我们的拖延症也有套路可循。

We enter a project with the best intentions.

我们踌躇满志地开始一个项目。

Then . . . we encounter a roadblock.

然后……我们遭遇了阻力。

As the deadline draws closer, we continue making excuses andavoiding our work until the final hour, when we throw together somerandom thoughts, send it into the ether, and hope itworks.

随着截止时间越来越近,我们不停地制造借口,一直到最后一刻都在回避工作;而最后只能随便想想,然后就把做出的东西送出去,还指望它能奏效。

Though it takes between 18 and 254 days to create a lastingbehavioral pattern, you can remotivate yourself in time for today’sbig meeting with one last tip: Watching a movie in which anunderdogbecomesa hero.

虽然,培养一个持久的习惯需要18到254天,但你仍有最后一招让你自己在今天的重要会议前及时满血复活:看一部草包逆袭成英雄的电影。

This does work. It will give you the willpower to carryon.

这真的有用。它会让你有坚持下去的意志力的。

 

       

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