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The Procrastination Doom Loop - and How to Break It

The Procrastination Doom Loop - and How to Break It | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

When scientists have studied procrastination, they've typically focused on how people are miserable at weighing costs and benefits across time.


In the last few years, however, scientists have begun to think that procrastination might have less to do with time than emotion. Procrastination "really has nothing to do with time-management,” Joseph Ferrari, a professor of psychology at DePaul University, told Psychological Science. “To tell the chronic procrastinator to just do it would be like saying to a clinically depressed person, cheer up.”


Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:

Delaying hard work is all about your mood.


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Why Wait? The Science Behind Procrastination

Why Wait? The Science Behind Procrastination | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

After a long delay, psychological science is beginning to understand the complexities of procrastination.


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David Hain's curator insight, May 25, 2014 6:10 AM

This will help many people, including me!

Randy Bauer's curator insight, May 27, 2014 9:04 PM

I PROMISE TO READ THIS TOMORROW.

Do The Hard Stuff First.

 

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Why We Procrastinate

Why We Procrastinate | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

The disconnect between our present and time-shifted selves has real implications for how we make decisions. We might choose to procrastinate, and let some other version of our self deal with problems or chores.

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Kenneth Mikkelsen is co-founder of FutureShifts. We help visionary companies identify and tackle the big shifts in the world by cultivating the skills, mindsets, behaviors and organisational cultures needed to succeed in times of change.