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The best time is now

   As a freelancer, I struggle with procrastination every day. People who complain about their procrastination all over the place are not really painful. The most painful procrastination is not visible on the face. At first glance, he looks like he is leisurely and busy, that is, he is not busy with business. I am afraid that I will not start well when writing an article, so I always have to sculpt it again and again; I always think that I have little data when doing analysis, so I have to check it again and again. Some extremes, the idea of ​​a novel is very ambitious in the early stage, and it is pushed day and night. The more you think about it, the more precious it is, the less you dare to write it. Therefore, people with procrastination will basically become information overload in the end – a lot of materials, but they can’t start.
   “I’ve made up my mind many times, but I just can’t change it, am I just slow or slow?” Actually not. The procrastinators I know are not just dull, they are all “allergic”. The Master said that he examines my body three times a day, and they also have this problem, and they are very cunning when it comes to the examination. They often place too much importance on feedback and even imagine negative feedback themselves.
   Then repeat: Do a job and experience a lot of self-entangled pain; after you do it, this painful experience is deeply imprinted in your mind. Week by week. At first I didn’t like to take some jobs with too much freedom, because “you give me freedom, but I don’t know what to do anymore”. The deep meaning of this concept is actually “if I have a degree of freedom, I will have higher requirements on myself, which is too suffocating”. Gather all kinds of feedback, collect a lot of information, and set your own work standards higher and higher. Continue to be exhausted. After all, perfectionism procrastination is not formed because you are lazy, but because you are too sensitive, too nervous, too objective and too feedback-oriented.
   Be aware of the fact that a lot of procrastination is actually irrational. Many obstacles are imaginary. So get distracted, delay, avoid confrontation. Procrastination is cool, it’s always fun to procrastinate, so I can’t do it. And concentration is related to physical strength. When I’m exhausted, I can’t concentrate anymore, and I’ll say to myself: I’m too tired to do it—well, another perfect procrastination.
   My own solution is this. Many people joke that the style of fishing is “doing it and doing it, creating a new folder”. In fact, creating a new folder is useful. After you have done it, don’t think about doing it in one step, but do it a little bit first, which involves a kind of psychology.
   In 1927, the psychologist Bruma Zeigarnik discovered an effect: people are more likely to care about unfinished and interrupted work than completed work. This is the Zeigarnik effect. For example, we often don’t care much about what we have obtained, and we cherish what we have worked hard for but haven’t gotten. Therefore, the TV series wants to tell you that it is unfinished and unfinished, and between the storytelling chapters, there will be “If you want to know what will happen next, please listen to the next time.” Similarly, everything is: start doing it first. Now is the best time to start.
   This principle applies not only to work, but also to enjoyment. Human psychology is like this: there is always a perfect moment to imagine a perfect moment to do something. As mentioned above, like procrastination, this is actually a bit irrational. There is no such thing as a perfect time. Xin Qiji said it very well: “Don’t avoid the late spring yin, and there will be no yin in the spring.” You always think about waiting for the perfect time, but you can’t.
   Su Shi once climbed a certain mountain and saw a pavilion halfway up the mountain. He wanted to go up to rest, but after climbing for a long time, he was almost exhausted. He looked at the pavilion in despair. Sit down and rest? So like a fish unhooked, suddenly free. There is no pavilion halfway up the mountain in the world. You can once and for all ask, “What can’t you do here?” If you
   keep delaying it, it will never start; whether it’s work or pleasure, the best time is now. Do it now, what can’t you do?

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