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February 2, 2023
Procrastination Is Not Laziness
Don’t let the next year feel like Groundhog Day. January has come to a close; goals and habits may be hanging in limbo, put off to another Monday, month or year – but they don’t have to be.
Procrastination pros. Many people who procrastinate are generally self-aware and understand some of the reasons they do it. Chronic procrastination is much more complex than a matter of laziness or poor time management. The chemical rewards of postponing tasks and the last-minute rush to complete an activity tend to win out over long-term goals for success – unless these issues are addressed.
And the cons. Habitual procrastination can have serious adverse consequences on one’s mental and physical health, personal relationships, education trajectory, career path and financial success.
Learn more about the anatomy of procrastination and the ways to curb it in this article by Janet E. Perrigo.
15% to 20% of U.S. adults are chronic procrastinators;
95% of procrastinators would like to reduce what they consider to be this negative behavior.
What meal is the best?
47.1% said breakfast.
23.5% said lunch.
23.5% said dinner.
5.9% said second dinner.
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*Source: Association of American Medical Colleges.**Source: Dr. Berry Campbell.