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Procrastination: a learned coping mechanism

Procrastination: a learned coping mechanism

Procrastination is a mechanism for coping with the anxiety associated with starting or completing any task or decision.

Certain tasks make us feel anxious. As a strategy for coping with this anxiety, many of us have developed a habit of procrastinating: put off the task and you’ll experience relief of tension and anxiety.

Procrastination isn’t the cause of our problems. It’s simply a learned coping mechanism for dealing with deeper issues, mainly different fears, such as fear of judgment, fear of disapproval, fear of failure, and so on.

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