What is Procrastination?

Procrastination can be defined as the practice of postponing or postponing tasks until the last minute or after the deadline. Whether you are postponing a project or a job, avoiding homework, ignoring homework or still hesitating, it can have a huge impact on your job, your grades and your life. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 20% of US adults are chronic procrastinators.

The word procrastination comes from the Latin term crastinus, which roughly translates as “for tomorrow”. Translated loosely, Akrasia is a delay or lack of self-control. Deferrals can be defined as “intentionally delayed commencement or completion of an intended act.” It is therefore the practice to postpone intended tasks or things that have already been decided. 

Postponement has traditionally been associated with lack of time management, but modern research suggests that it is indeed a psychological problem. There may well be a link between the lack of time management and the tendency to waste time excessively. This is the pattern most of us follow, sending out things like “time management” and “to-do” lists instead of putting something else first. If you have delayed things a lot, you can be considered a “chronic” procrastinator.  Procrastination is also a common tendency for most people to give up at some point, whether due to lack of time, fear of failure or simply because of old delays. 

Postponement is the tendency to avoid unpleasant or stressful tasks, which are often very important, and to replace them with less important or less stressful tasks. Anyone who avoids calling a debt collection agency or posting posts on social networks instead of writing a job will fall into hesitation. If you are really too busy trying to “avoid” key tasks, you may prove to be a “chronic” or “chronic” procrastinator or even an “inevitable” (e.g. a chronic liar). The typical hesitant is aware of this and knows that he would be better off if he did not have to hesitate. This is devoid of any strategic reasoning and thus contrasts with behavioral procrastination, in which a task is performed after choosing one’s preferred course of action. Finally, it should be noted that the delay in decision-making refers to a form of procrastination which delays decision-making. 

People are hesitant because they feel overwhelmed by the multitude of tasks they have to tackle. This sense of overload occurs either by having a single task that feels huge in scope, or a large number of smaller tasks that need to be added. People who doubt their ability to perform a task satisfactorily may be more likely to avoid it or delay its start. Lack of confidence in the ability to complete a task can lead to delays in order to avoid failure in the short term. People can also hesitate when they are overwhelmed or stressed ,Some people who have very high stress levels – stress jobs, for example – turn to coping strategies such as self-help, books, exercise, meditation and exercise. 

The reasons for delay or avoidance are largely due to fear of losing control, looking stupid, or questioning self-image and self-understanding. Distraction can be a distraction (e.g. a barking dog) or even a physical distraction, such as cleaning the kitchen, which is a good example of delay disguised as something important. If you do too well, you feel that you do not have enough time before the event fails, even if you have never been threatened by your senses or abilities. In addition, the delay is also associated with increased stress, depression, anxiety and a lack of self-esteem, as well as depression and anxiety. 

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