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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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P785j15Tzk 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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