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I'm Going Crazy! Why Do I Procrastinate?

Avoid procrastination!!

Never procrastinate again!!

Stop procrastination!!

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to say you would never procrastinate again? Or you knew the secret of how to avoid procrastination? Procrastination is something that affects everyone. We all have something that we "like" to procrastinate about, mine is returning phone calls. I really am not sure why! It's not like they take a long time, or there is someone unpleasant on the phone - but yet I procrastinate!

While researching why we procrastinate I stumbled across this very clever and entertaining YouTube video. John Kelly created it as an assignment for the Royal College of Art.

Can you see yourself in any of these procrastination situations?

There is no one simple answer to your question "why do I procrastinate?"

I conducted a little survey to find out why people procrastinate. I found there are some causes that are more common than others, here are the most common below:

  • Perfectionism
  • Fear of failure
  • Over analysis (Can't see the woods for the trees).
  • Fear of confrontation.
  • Fatigue/tiredness.
  • Lack of skill.

    More details about these causes of procrastination with action steps to overcome them.

  • No time management skills.
  • Lack of organization.
  • End result does not seem worth it.
  • Stress
  • Plain old laziness
  • Depression

    More details about with action steps to overcome these procrastination causes.

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