ten things to know about procrastination

Procrastination: Ten Things To Know
— reported by Psychology Today
(short list)

  1. Twenty percent of people identify themselves as chronic procrastinators.
  2. It’s not trivial, although as a culture we don’t take it seriously as a problem.
  3. Procrastination is not a problem of time management or of planning.
  4. Procrastinators are made not born.
  5. Procrastination predicts higher levels of consumption of alcohol among those people who drink.
  6. Procrastinators tell lies to themselves.
  7. Procrastinators actively look for distractions, particularly ones that don’t take a lot of commitment on their part.
  8. There’s more than one flavor of procrastination.
  9. There are big costs to procrastination.
  10. Procrastinators can change their behavior—but doing so consumes a lot of psychic energy.

Found via LifeHacker.

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