Why Procrastinators Procrastinate

Why Procrastinators Procrastinate

This has got to be one of the most hard-hitting articles I’ve read when it comes to deconstructing the art of procrastination. The way the author assigns terms to certain phenomena – the “Instant Gratification Monkey, the “Panic Monster”, and even the “Dark Playground” – is so incredibly effective in explaining those experiences which we would rather ignore when we do everything other than the task at hand.

Still being in university and having such an intense study schedule makes it difficult to have time to do anything else – and it only gets worse when you’re not even spending your time studying. I’ve read a million suggestions to try and get over procrastination blues and nothing has helped – but I think for once this article actually struck a chord.

Don’t know if my bad habits are going to change – napping instead of studying, watching movies instead of going to the gym, decorating lists instead of completing them – but let’s hope (like the author says) I can actually DO.

If you’ve got a few minutes or so (which, if you’re anything like the Procrastinator, you have despite actually having a million things to do) then I suggest you read both the first and second parts of this article (Part 2- How to Beat Procrastination http://waitbutwhy.com/2013/11/how-to-beat-procrastination.html).