There’s an interesting article by Trisha Guron on procrastination over at the Scientific American website, “Procrastinating Again? How to Kick the Habit”
The article claims that “Although biology is partly to blame for foot-dragging, anyone can learn to quit.”
Here are what they call key concepts
- Almost everyone occasionally procrastinates, but a worrisome 15 to 20 percent of adults routinely put off activities that would be better accomplished right away.
- A penchant for postponement carries a financial penalty, endangers health, harms relationships and ends careers. And yet perpetual foot-draggers sometimes benefit emotionally from their tactics, which support the human inclination to avoid the disagreeable.
- Research into the reasons people put off projects has led to strategies for helping all of us get and stay on task.