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by Timothy A. Pychyl
Procrastination is the voluntary delay of an intended action despite knowing such delay can cause harm in terms of task performance and even to one’s self-image.
Procrastination undermines the pursuit of our goals. Compared to their peers, people who procrastinate achieve less in life, rep...
To prevent procrastination, start by categorizing the delays in your life. Identify the delays that are voluntary and that undermine your performance and well-being.
Create a list of the things that you tend to procrastinate on. You may find that the tasks have something in common or elicit...
Procrastination affects our health because it causes stress and leads people to needlessly delay exercising, eating healthy, and getting enough sleep.
Procrastination is a problem with not getting on with life itself. When we procrastinate on our goals, we are our own worst enemy. These...
Emotional intelligence is the ability to effectively identify and utilize emotions to guide behaviour.
If you are likely to procrastinate, use the if X then Y format of an intention.
IF I feel negative emotions when doing a task, THEN I will com...
We tend to focus too much on our current situation without regard to how future events will make us feel.
Focuslism: “The tendency to underestimate the extent to which events will influence our feelings and thoughts in the future”
To overcome presentism, you can forecast the future and try to imagine how you will feel at the time. Another strategy is to accept that you will be wrong.
If you think you will feel better doing a task tomorrow, tell yourself that you are probably wrong and ...
Following are the biases in your thinking that contribute to procrastination:
Our willpower is a limited resource. If you are constantly fighting off the temptation to do one thing over another, you will likely give up.
Ways to boost your willpower:
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