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What You Need to Know About the Link Between
Depression and Procrastination

There is a definite link between procrastination and depression.

The good news is that just because you procrastinate it doesn't mean that you have depression. The bad news is that if you are a "professional procrastinator" you could be on a slippery slope to depression. If you already suffer from depression, chances are you are a procrastinator.



Procrastination is a very negative thing. Once you get into a habit of procrastinating things, you get so used to it that it's very hard to get out of it. Some major effects of it are you end up piling up all your work and because of this you may leave some of your work undone or done shabbily. Procrastinating makes your job unpleasant, as you have to rush through to complete it rather than enjoy it. Sometimes it may also affect your confidence, and leave you feeling depressed as you always have lot of things undone.

- Timothy: Trainer in a Call Center  

When you are facing procrastination and depression combined, overcoming procrastination is just not that easy. Part of depression is an overwhelming feeling of lack of motivation, which leads to the dreaded procrastination/depression cycle.

Action Step: If you suspect that depression is behind your procrastinating, please seek help. Talk to someone. Most countries governments have websites with support for those suffering from depression. There is also plenty of support for depression forums to be found online.

You may want to check out some of the articles dedicated to overcoming procrastination.

Where to Next?

  • 5 Little Known Ways to Avoid Procrastination
  • Help With Procrastination: Simple Steps You Can Start Right Now to Combat Procrastination
  • The Surprising Answer to The Question: Why Do People Procrastinate?
  • What You Didn't Know About Life Skills and Time Management
  • 10 Time Management Activities that Will Benefit You Today


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