A Word On Procrastination, Our Daily Risks And Forgotten Desires

Posted under Procrastination on Tuesday 29 May 2012 at 10:45 pm

procrastinationProcrastination is a common bad behavior pattern. Procrastination usually happens when a person bases the assumptions on some negative experience, and procrastination is directly linked to the risks of entering some uncomfortable zone. Therefore, procrastination goes hand in hand with risks and uncomfortable zone, and it can understood as the situation when a person does not assume the responsibility to take risks or take a responsibility for making a certain choice. Procrastination is based on our fear to face certain consequences of our actions, the consequences which are most likely to be negative or unpleasant and which a person does not want to face or deal with at the moment.

Undoubtedly, we all try to avoid making mistakes because all our mistakes lead to disappointments and being out of conceit with our life, our friends, other people, or our feelings. That is why we are ready to do everything possible in order to stay in our own comfort zone at all times. That is why we procrastinate and try to avoid the things or actions which can make us out of it. Many experts say that procrastination can actually have positive effects, and until you procrastination starts bothering you or starts ruining your life, you can look for ways to procrastinate and avoid assuming too much risks on doing what you do not  want to. However, in many people procrastination causes a lot of discomfort and arises the question “What do I want in this life?”

We all want something and we’re all interested in something, but we all hate to risk with something in this life. Therefore, in order to avoid risking, we give up our interests, forget about our values, our true desires and even our needs, misplace them or just substitute with our responsibilities and duties. We ignore our true feelings and emotions in order just not be bothered and remain in our comfort zone for as long as possible. We totally do not understand curiosity of small children and their desire to learn everything, try new things and take a great deal of risks. We understand that is can bring to pains, aches, numerous mental and physical stresses, failures, mistakes, and more and more disappointments.

As a result, we get lost in procrastinating and there are no curiosity or real passion in our life. We’re trying to play as safe as possible, that is why our life is becoming harder and harder, filled with undeveloped initiatives, unfulfilled desires and the dreams which have never came true. We’re afraid to look stupid, funny, or misunderstood. Those are the bases of our daily procrastination which makes us be deaf and not hear our inner voices and desires. Procrastination teaches us nothing else but being blind and senseless, being unhappy with our working and personal life, making only small and very often unnecessary steps to our happiness, instead of making one-two big steps and being happy right now. Procrastination makes us pull up at every corner instead of riding fast all along our way.

Multitasking And Playing Music Makes Us Feel More Comfortable At Workplace

Posted under Uncategorized on Monday 14 May 2012 at 11:52 pm

comfortable at worklaceHow many people feel bored, tired, too much stressed out, or just sickened of their jobs? How many of us get up every morning and experience pleasant emotions thinking of their workplace? Obviously, not to too many of us. A great deal of people go to their work just because they have to or because they receive a fair and satisfying compensation for their work. Some of us hate our jobs so much that they are always looking for reasons to avoid spending their day is the office, and delay their coming to the workplace by creating amazing excuses for being always late. Psychologists say that being unhappy and dissatisfied with our working life is one of the main causes for our daily stresses and developing such a common bad habits as being late.

Therefore, it is necessary to take urgent measures on improving our satisfaction from our work and making our staying in the offices or at our workplaces more pleasant. How to do that, you can ask? What can we do to feel more comfortable at workplace? A group of researchers from Ohio State University carried out a small study with a purpose to find out what kind of things can help us boost our satisfaction at workplace and make us feel more comfortable. For this interesting experiment, the scientists invited not experienced office workers, but 19 students who were asked to spend their time in improvised offices, at the tables with everything they needed to spend their day studying and getting ready for their final exams. At that, they were asked to report about every activities and their feelings about what they are doing.

It turned out that the students were able to define certain activities which played a role of motivators and evoked the most pleasant feelings in them. Such factors and playing music at workplace, as well as having an opportunity to chat with friends online were mentioned as the most effective stimulating factors for all students. These kind of activities were able to satisfy emotional, social, and mental needs of the students. Though, as the scientists managed to measure, these activities did not help boost productivity and improve the quality of work, they helped the students feel much better and much more comfortable at workplace.

In addition, further research has demonstrated that such activity as multitasking can being more satisfaction and evoke positive emotions in most of office workers. Multitasking used to be considered stressful and something that actually lowers our performance at work. However, doing several things at a time brings us benefits of feeling better about what we do and how we perform at work, thus, it can be more useful. “There’s this myth among some people that multitasking makes them more productive,”  Zheng Wang, Ph.D, director of the Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations’s graduate specialization in Global Negotiation and Conflict Management, commented on the findings of the study. He said that multitasking is becoming more and more common in our times, just like walking and talking to a phone is an absolutely ordinary thing for all of us.