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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.
Maybe you’re feeling anxious, bored, frustrated, resentful, or insecure about a pressing task, so you avoid confronting those negative emotions by, say, doing some housework instead.
Chronic sufferers frequently experience high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, stress, heart disease, and less satisfaction with life.
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-term relief that procrastination offers. That fleeting but addictive relief can feel rewarding, prompting the brain to search for a further release and triggering a negative, sometimes chronic, cycle of procrastination that is difficult to break.
When confronted with an undesirable situation, the brain’s amygdala perceives a genuine threat and urges you to avoid that threat.
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. A better tactic is the related practice of self-compassion which is treating ourselves with kindness and understanding in the face of our mistakes and failures.
Comedians meticulously write and refine their jokes until they seem polished. The reaction awareness comes from reciting the joke dozens of times, similar to when someone describes a story they've told often, and their closest friends think ", oh, this one again."
Although groups and stories vary, people tend to respond in the same ways in the same places, regardless of who is listening.
Self-sabotage can be defined as the action through which you undermine your worth and goals. Even though you want something, you do actions that are contrary to achieving your target. There are mainly two types of self-sabotaging behaviors, as follows:
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