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Procrastination: Why It Happens

Procrastination: Why It Happens

Procrastination is when we avoid the tasks in our list, feeling the pressure to complete them and going through various emotions like blame, anger, frustration and anxiety. The reason we procrastinate is because we value the now and instinctively prefer to procure and enjoy our rewards sooner rather than later.

It is easier and rewarding to relax, grab a beer and watch an episode of our favourite show rather than tackling a work assignment, which would not give any rewards in the now.

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The Procrastination Equation

Procrastination boils down to how motivated we are to complete a task. The motivation to complete a certain task consists of four elements: Expectancy, Value, Impulsiveness and Delay.

  1. Expectancy: If we expect to succeed in the task, it would motivate...

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Hack Your Procrastination Cycle

  1. Prioritize rest and manage your energy levels by taking naps when required.
  2. Remove clutter and create clear work zones, helping you stabilize your focus.
  3. Combine boring tasks with something you enjoy doing, like listening to your favourite Spotify pla...

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