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The Psychological Ills of Procrastination

Are you constantly working on items today that should have or could have been accomplished yesterday, last week, last month?

Psychologists categorize procrastination as a counterproductive behavioral condition that many times has roots in one or more of the following disorders:  

  1. Low sense of self-worth
  2. Mentality of self-defeating behavior
  3. Fear of success
  4. Anxiety
  5. Perfectionist behavior
  6. Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder
  7. Depression
  8. ADHD- Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Each one of us has been known to put off a project or a phone call occasionally.  But the person who constantly lives “behind the 8-Ball” lives with a complex psychological problem that creates extreme stress and anxiety.

The link below from YouTube, by Lev Yilmaz, presents a brief look at one person’s view of procrastination.

In accompanying blogs, we will look at some of the causes, characteristics, and manifestations of procrastination.

“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.”
– William James

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Judy W Bell

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