Why do I procrastinate so much?

I procrastinate so much. And I hate it.

Procrastination is a daily struggle to me. I set big goals, I map out all the activities that I need to get done to achieve these goals, but then, I procrastinate to do them.

Why is that? I’ve been thinking about it and doing some research on the topic and this is what I found out:

I have a problem with delaying gratification. All the activities that I procrastinate on will have a reward in the future. The part of the brain that craves instant gratification is very powerful. My rational self gets defeated often by it.

I found a very good article and TED Talk by about this topic that is really good and explains this concept extremely well.



My second conclusion or finding is that procrastination is mostly a matter of fear. Most of the activities that I procrastinate on are out of my comfort zone and have uncertain results. The brain always tries to avoid uncertainty and uncomfort. This situation starts a new battle inside my brain that many times is lost by the rational mind.

I’m going to keep researching to find ways to fight effectively against procrastination and I will talk about them in tomorrows post.

What do you think? Are you a procrastinator? Tell me in the comments.

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