Most common reasons that lead us to procrastinate: - Deepstash
Most common reasons that lead us to procrastinate:

Most common reasons that lead us to procrastinate:

1. We feel like we’re not making progress.

2. We’re not sure where to start.

3. We’re afraid of failing.

4. We dislike the task itself

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"Just do it” - not a solution for procrastination

If we repeatedly find ourselves avoiding certain tasks, an underlying problem needs to be addressed.

Once we identify the real cause, we can search for the appropriate plan of action to reclaim our productivity.

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The #1 skill to overcome procrastination

Facing a task, experiencing the uncomfortable emotions associated with it and doing the task despite those  emotions.

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According to traditional thinking, procrastinators have a time-management problem. They are unable to understand how long a task will take and need to learn how to schedule their time better.

However, psychologists increasingly realize that procrastination is an issue with managing our emotions, not our time.

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