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Procrastination

Procrastination is a problem that we have all faced at one point or another. We've struggled with waiting, ignoring, and procrastinating on topics that matter to us for as long as humans have been living. Procrastination is one of the biggest obstacles that stops us from getting up, making the right choices, and living the perfect life we have been dreaming.

Procrastination

Facts To Know!!

  • Many people think it is a time management problem when it's actually a much more complicated issue.
  • Procrastination may lead to psychological problems such as anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  • Procrastination leads to increased alcohol consumption.
  • Up to 95 per cent of college students are admitted to procrastination on a daily basis.
  • Laziness and procrastination are not necessarily the same thing.

Procrastination

Watch short video introduction on what Procrastination looks like.

What causes Procrastination?

  • A common cause of procrastination is a reminder that you can work on the pending task later.

  • When you are not clear about how to get started with a task.

  • Poor emotional regulation

  • Unpleasant tasks can lead to procrastination.

Becoming or getting bored quickly

Experience personal issues.

To be afraid of failure.

Setting unreasonable expectations.

Getting Anxious while working

Excessive work load on last moment

Pending Task

Missed deadlines

Symptoms of Procrastination?

Treatment

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy aims to change problematic behaviour and replace it with useful ones.

  • Dialectical behavioural therapy uses cognitive strategies that enable our minds to slow down and see what happens internally and externally.

  • Rational emotional behavioural therapy to resolve unreasonable thoughts.

  • The counsellor may encourage the instrumental adaptation of the process of rewarding or punishing conduct.

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