For most of the people, procrastination is a mysterious force that stops them from achieving the most urgent and vital tasks in their lives. It 's also a potentially hazardous force, causing victims to fail at school, have a poor performance at work. Besides that, guilt, anxiety, and panic attacks, if the deadline is looming and the impending task is of importance. There may be someone who is dived into feeling of failure, lack of motivation and bad temper. The above adverse effects will cause physical and psychological negativity to us.
There are many reasons that one may choose to procrastinate, there are also consequences, but there are benefits that we tend to overlook. A lot of people procrastinate, but why do they do it when they know it causes them stress? “Many people tell themselves that they procrastinate because they are disorganized, lazy, or worse, because they just don’t care enough” (Wiegartz). Some people believe that if they procrastinate, they don’t have to blame their lack of skill for not getting things done correctly. Rather than blaming their lack of skill, they can blame their lack of attentiveness and motivation.
I agree with Marano that chronic procrastinators have undesirable patterns of behavior that prevents them from being successful and impedes them from having healthy relationships. Three common reasons why people procrastinate is fear of
The Reasons for Procrastination 1. Fear of Failure One of the most common causes of procrastination is a deep-rooted fear of failure. If you fear the consequences of failing, then a logical extension of this is a disinclination to take action. Procrastination is comforting when you fear failure. It serves as a protection mechanism, shielding you
People often put off important tasks, whether it’s something easy or challenging, until the last minute. It’s not something to be proud of, but it’s not something that one can easily overcome. As most know, procrastination, according to the online Cambridge Dictionary, is the act of delaying something that must be done, often because it is unpleasant or boring. Although many dawdle due to psychological factors, more people, especially students, now find themselves being drawn to ongoing distractions from advancing technology and easy access to social media platforms that are affecting GPAs, sleep patterns, and general health. Technology was initially developed to help individuals to be more efficient with their tasks.
I consider it a false one because Procrastinators usually leave their work until the very end, when deadline is close, so they don’t have enough time to finish their tasks. Finally, to back up my opinion, “Procrastinators end up suffering more and performing worse than other people” (why wait? The science behind procrastination). In conclusion we get that procrastination negatively affects decision making and doesn’t give you the chance to finish your
First, you must recognize that we humans are like sponges that absorb every liquid around them. So those whom we hang around with can influence us in the matter of procrastination. (You remember what I said about this in Chapter 4 about how your associates can make it either easy or difficult for you to overcome procrastination?) How I wish you could hang out with Bill Gates or Elon Musk. I tell you; just 15 minutes with those guys might give you all the inspiration that will take you away from procrastination for life.
Procrastination is often linked to failure to self-regulate rather than poor time management. Dr. Timothy Pychyl, faculty member at Carleton University in Canada has studies procrastination extensively. One of the theories he suggests is that two parts of the human brain are in constant battle during procrastination, the limbic system and the prefrontal cortex. The limbic system supports emotions, behavior, long-term memory and motivation. In a sense, this is where the “pleasure center” is.
Despite the author believing that procrastination can be beneficial and mentioning some strong and valid ideas, He doesn’t provide good arguments and there were logical fallacies and weak evidence. It’s in our human trait to delay tasks that will make us mentally think or physically work. We procrastinate because it’s in our biological nature. There is a scientific reason behind procrastination, Part of the brain structure, the limbic system, contains the center responsible for pleasure while another portion of the brain, the prefrontal cortex, is responsible for planning and making decisions. The limbic system dominates the prefrontal cortex at often