Why You Procrastinate (It Has Nothing to Do With Self-Control) - Deepstash
Procrastination is an emotion regulation problem, not a time management problem

Procrastination manifests from a failure to regulate negative emotions. This is your brain’s coping mechanism to protect you from a perceived threat in the present. 

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Why You Procrastinate (It Has Nothing to Do With Self-Control)

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Procrastination is a self-destructive tendency

Chronic sufferers engage in this irrational habit, fully aware of its harmful effects, even though postponing their to-do lists compounds the problem. Nevertheless, the mind latches onto the short-...

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Humans evolved the ability to procrastinate as a self-preservation technique

When confronted with an undesirable situation, the brain’s amygdala perceives a genuine threat and urges you to avoid that threat.

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Procrastination is damaging your health

Chronic sufferers frequently experience high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, stress, heart disease, and less satisfaction with life.

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Productivity apps are not the answer

Since the crux of the issue is a problem with emotional regulation and not with productivity, the latest time management apps and gadgets won’t cure your proclivity to postpone critical work.

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Recommendations to deal with procrastination
  • Cultivate curiosity. If you’re feeling tempted to procrastinate, bring your attention to the sensations arising in your mind and body. To overcome your tendency to procrastina...

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