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Procrastination - Why Does A Person Procrastinate?

Feb 16, 2008
There are many things which can stop you as a person from succeeding in life, but the biggest one of them all is procrastination. It is procrastination which can prevent a person from actually achieving their goals and put obstacles in their way. It is procrastination which can also make a person choose a particular path which will result in them not achieving what it was they first set out to do.

Unfortunately although you may not realize it, but you could actually be a procrastinator yourself. In this article we provide you with some pointers which will help you to identify and hopefully understand what procrastination is and whether you actually are one yourself.

1. A large number of procrastinators (around 20%) will soon identify that they are chronic procrastinator's and will know that it leads to them leading a particular kind of lifestyle. The lifestyle they lead will often intrude into all aspects of their life causing it to be very difficult to lead what is considered to be a normal life.

2. A lot of procrastinators do not have problems with managing their time rather they will find it much more difficult to estimate just how much time they have in relation to say completing a particular task.

3. Although some people believe that we are born as procrastinators this is not the case. Many people will learn to procrastinate over time and will learn about it as they grow up. If for example you happen to be a child from a family where there was controlling figure (say the mother or father) then you are more likely to procrastinate than don't have this kind of person in their lives. Children from such families will find it more difficult to control the way they act and how to deal with certain issues and problems for themselves.

4. A lot of people who procrastinate will generally consume more alcohol than those that don't. This is simply because they use it as a way of helping them to avoid their problems and as a crutch to help them get through the worse times.

5. Many people who procrastinate will look for those distractions which avoid them from committing to those things that are important. So often they will try and go for the tasks that they find easy to do and know which they can complete without feeling guilty. They avoid the much harder tasks simply because they feel that they do not have abilities or skill required in order to complete them properly.

Yet for those who have identified that they do procrastinate there are certain things that they can do which can help them to make changes and fight procrastinating. Although it is important that when looking for ways to prevent yourself from procrastinating that the changes you make will take time to help you. A person can undergo cognitive behavioral with a trained therapist as a way of making the necessary changes in their lives as well as to understand better why the procrastinate.
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In order to succeed a person will need willpower, this is certainly true for those who procrastinate. But at our site Overcoming Procrastination Now a person will be able to find helpful advice and tips on how to deal with this particular problem and improve their lives.
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