Procrastination. Is There Anything Good about Procrastination?
This kind of procrastination can allow you to:
- reduce accumulated stress
- free up time for more important things
- develop a better strategy for action
The Dangers of ProcrastinationOn the other hand, procrastination has many negative consequences. Procrastination can:
- bring chaos to your relationships with loved ones and colleagues
- have a negative impact on finances
- worsen your self-esteem
What is a "Procrastination Loop"?The stress and guilt over poor-quality results take a lot of emotional resources, further degrading psychological and physical health that is already burdened by our normal work. As a result, we get a "procrastination loop". There is little energy left for a new task, its implementation is again delayed and postponed. We barely make the deadline, thus diminishing our overall strengths. A ragged rhythm of work becomes the norm and entails a number of negative consequences, such as anxiety, depression, and an inferiority complex.
The most important criterion is a person's feelings. Does the constant postponement of things in everyday life interfere with work and rest? If this condition becomes obsessive and harms you, it may take some time to change things.
Useful LiteratureTo study procrastination, I have used books that I can recommend to you. A very detailed and scientific yet at the same time accessible book is from Jane Burke and Lenora Yuen, "Procrastination: why we postpone everything for later and how to deal with it right now".
A more substantial book using cognitive behavioral therapy methods is from the author Seth Gillihan: "Anxiety, Anger, Procrastination".
Communication and personal effectiveness consultant