Why Do We Procrastinate? :fire: :fire:
Why Do We Procrastinate?
What is it?
Researchers can agree that procrastination
is not so great for us.
a failure of executive function, or how you plan ahead and prioritize thing.
it could be partly genetic.
A social psychologist,
a problem related to emotion regulation,
or trying to avoid bad feelings like stress.
more complex than just laziness
or bad time management
Suggestion in academic
Tackle it a bit at a time
Reward yourself for making progress
Do not have to do it all at once
Think about future
work habits of twin about this.
It might come from
Differences in genetic
more importance on long-term goal.
Plan your vacation
six months in advance!
Save for retirement!
Know what you're going to
do with your whole life by
the time you turn 18!
Early human life was focused on short-term
survival. They do not have time
to think about next month or next year.
It can be described as a problem with executive function
Ability to say...
"I'm gonna do the thing!" And then do it.
Procrastination is the opposite
"I know I need to do the thing, but I'm not gonna
do it right now."
There are different types of executive function skills, which provide multiple steps where procrastination can happen.
One student want to do an assignment, but then he want to do it together.
Another person might plan to work, but have trouble and he just end up putting off work.
It has been
A Greek poet,warning not to put off our work in 700 BC,
in 2014, University of Colorado, Boulder, said
"it might be part of our evolutionary makeup"
It avoid the bad feeling
when we do the essay and then we need to take a rest, we just skip that work
Mood regulation comes in when we accept the feeling and stress.
Some benefits of procrastination
going to the gym to avoid starting the papers.
Skip some thing and do another things.
Procrastinators had trouble
High blood pressure
Other social psychology researchers, describe procrastination as a failure of mood regulation.
Canadian psychology professor Timothy Pychyl says that procrastination is "giving in to feel good."