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“Procrastination is an emotion-focused coping strategy,” says Tim Pychyl, associate professor of psychology at Carleton University in Ottawa, and author of
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Pychyl says researchers in Germany compared the brains of procrastinat...
Another important brain reaction is how it perceives the future. Research done by UCLA social psych...
It’s also human nature to seek pleasure. “We want to feel good now,” says Pychyl. “It’s hedonistic over eudaimonic, which is the happiness we feel when we achieve meaningful goals....
Putting it all together, when we face a task that presents boredom, frustration, or fear, the limbic system lights up, and the amygdala hijack overrides the prefrontal cortex, which is the ...
Some of us are more prone to procrastination than others. Pychyl says this group often has high traits of neuroticism, such as worry, and depression, and self-consciousness. They have over-...
Fortunately, there are things one can do. The key to getting control over procrastination is emotion regulation, and one method is practicing mindfulness.
Research out of the...
Once you are find a way to get control over your emotions, it’s time to move forward. Procrastination, whether it stems from fear or boredom, is resolved with action. It’s getting ...
Mindfulness + action: the one-two punch that can cure procrastination.
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