On the surface, this article from the NYTimes seems shallow - almost "fluffy"...
But dig inside and you'll get your mind blown as several researchers conclude that procrastination has nothing to do with a lack of time management skills. Rather, your procrastination is a hard-wired reaction to the negative (and often subconscious) emotions that you're feeling in the moment...
So... guess what the researchers suggest to save the day (and your sanity)..?
"Procrastination is an emotion regulation problem, not a time management problem."
-- Dr. Tim Pychyl, Professor of psychology and member of the Procrastination Research Group at Carleton University in Ottawa
"Our brains are always looking for relative rewards. If we have a habit loop around procrastination but we haven’t found a better reward, our brain is just going to keep doing it over and over until we give it something better to do."
-- Judson Brewer, Director of Research and Innovation at Brown University’s Mindfulness Center
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TITLE Why You Procrastinate (It Has Nothing to Do With Self-Control)
PUBLISHER: New York Times (USA)
March 25, 2019
TOPIC(s) Opinion / Analysis