4) Reduce the effort involved https://bbc.in/2YQhchY You need to make it as easy as possible to get started. The concept of choice architecture is well-known now, with some work canteens putting fruit near the tills instead of chocolate to tempt staff to eat more healthily. We can do this for
https://bbc.in/2YQhchY 2) Look for the positives in the task you keep postponing One way of working out whether you’re a chronic procrastinator is to ask yourself whether you are putting the task off because you’re afraid of failure. After 15 years of research on procrastination, Fuschia Sirois from the University
Harmon and Cullinan: I feel that same sense of relief every time a social engagement gets cancelled. Apparently, I am as addicted to cancelling plans as I am to making them! How does that translate to procrastination? Williamson: What if your sense of relief was actually driven by the satisfaction you get
https://medium.com/@dr_eprice/laziness-does-not-exist-3af27e312d01 For decades, psychological research has been able to explain procrastination as a functioning problem, not a consequence of laziness. When a person fails to begin a project that they care about, it’s typically due to either a) anxiety about their attempts not being “good enough” or b) confusion about
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/dont-delay/201803/how-negative-repetitive-thoughts-relate-procrastination#_=_ Procrastination is best understood as an emotion-focused coping strategy. We use task avoidance to escape negative emotions associated with a task (e.g., frustration, boredom, stress, anxiety). As colleagues have explained so well before, “we give in to feel good,” prioritizing the management of aversive mood states over our goal
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201801/new-way-understand-procrastination Many psychologists have attempted to understand the causes of procrastination beginning, perhaps, with the great psychodynamic theorists. Freud related this behavior to problems stemming from poor toilet training, but the self-oriented psychodynamic theorists who followed him proposed more generally that people who procrastinate are showing signs of neurotic self-defeating
http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2015/10/29/to-end-procrastination-release-your-mental-resistance/ We are motivated to take action when we sense a feeling of reward at the end. If you look at your messy house in its entirety and feel like you won’t get that “reward” feeling unless the entire house is clean, then you will feel overwhelmed fairly quickly and
The psychological origins of procrastination – and how we can stop putting things off http://t.co/cmvI21nkYk pic.twitter.com/Zb8mG4wugh — The Conversation (@ConversationUK) October 11, 2015 When we write that procrastination is a side effect of the way we value things, it frames task completion as a product of motivation, rather than ability.