If it were up to me, this blog post would have been up a month ago- I was just too busy.
Well hello! I am Pranjali, and this is my first blog post. I am currently exploring the field of writing while being trained in dance and procrastination, like everybody else.
Before anything else, I want to talk about the process and hardships of starting new things. I had wanted to explore this field of interest for the longest time, and so when lockdown started four months ago, I still didn’t do it! Obviously. I just kept putting it off for days on end, opening my laptop for working and end up watching YouTube or Netflix the whole day- basically just procrastinating. And I believe I am not the only one facing this. The advent of any new project drags procrastination with it.
The psychology behind this is quite interesting and layered. More often than not, we label the reason behind our delaying tactics as laziness or lack of self-control, when in reality there are some things deeper than that. It might be a fear of failure, fear of not being perfect, or simply because the results are far off in the future. Put in the voice of ‘what will people say’ in there and you might as well pack up your project and ship it away.
There is a huge list of this psychology that you can find with one click. While you look at this list, you will figure out as to why you’re procrastinating and then the blame will shift. Instead of blaming yourself, now you’ll blame your mind or your fear and that is not any better than before. It will not pass on its own.
The key is to find your reason and face it. The fear of failure, perfectionism, and judgment, are just anchors. We hold on to them because that’s practically all we have known in our adult life. Remember as a kid? We never used to back away from new challenges. I started learning Kathak at the age of seven, and honestly, I never thought I would learn it for a decade. I just started learning it because I enjoyed it, and honestly didn’t care what people thought.
For combating your procrastination record- just start. Even if you’re only being lazy, just start. Believe in yourself and decide that you’re gonna do this. Doing your project is not the problem, it’s easy; the problem is absolutely deciding you wanna do it.
That’s what we have to start now. Stop caring, about being perfect or about failing and the least about being judged. Whatever you’re thinking of trying right now or ever, just do it. It’ll work out, and even if it doesn’t, you’ll enjoy the process and definitely learn some things in between. Create your heart out. That’s what I intend to do anyway.
So, not to be the ‘strange person behind the keyboard’- I am 18 years old, I am an ambivert and I adore all creative fields. I love to read and write, I am impatient at times and I love to learn new stuff. I have very diverse interests, and I love to dance.
About why I am here. See, there is no perfect lifestyle. Everyone has their own thing that works for them. Keeping that in mind, there is always something to improve, right? I am simply here to spread some positivity, talk about physical and mental health, and hopefully give out some inspiration and help to help you improve. See, albeit you might have heard all the things written above, a little reminder never hurts.
I am going to try this two to three times a week. Comment down below any tips or topics you wish to read about or contact me personally- I would love to hear from you!
Thank you for reading, just another reminder- smile.