Somehow we keep procrastinating. At least I’m honest about it and I can tell you  this is not the first I caught myself procrastinating big time And since I started blogging this has happened to me a couple of times. So I decided to go on a search and see if I could find out why this is happening to me again and again. Hope you find it useful what I’m about to share with you. Are you a procrastinator? Read and find out.

Procrastinators are born......

Scrolling on google I came across some interesting sites about procrastinating. I even read that procrastinators are born. They talk about how the best way to sabotage and avoid your own success is by procrastinating. I found this interesting and kept reading. To be totally honest I don’t think my procrastination problems are so deeply rooted….

Or are they ?

Procrastination is not a problem of time management or of planning

One of the reasons I procrastinate is for example for the fear of failure. Sometimes I just don’t think the task is urgent. Other times I just don’t know how to start. And yes…..there are days I just don’t want to do the work.

Most of the blog posts I found will name you some reasons and then tell you what to do to avoid or prevent procrastinating. I’m sorry if that’s what you thought I was going to do. If you are a procrastinator you would probably find the same sites I did and read them for yourself. 

So the difference is that on this blog I talk about what I found out while searching for the root of procrastination and that I’m a lucky member of this still growing club.
Yes that’s right. With today’s work pressure it’s no wonder there’s more procrastination going on.
I found myself avoiding those tasks that generally makes me uncomfortable. And the Irony is that while it may have made me feel better in the moment, at the end of the day I had that incomplete feeling. And when leaving the office I already knew which tasks I was going to do first thing in the morning and which ones for after lunch.   

Procrastinators tell lies to themselves. Such as " I work best under pressure".

There was one blog I read that had a brilliant example for you to understand how procrastinating works. I’ll try to share it with you without copying it all.
Basically it’s like when you want to watch a movie right now you would probably choose a comedy or a blockbuster. But if you had to choose a movie to watch tomorrow or any other day it would probably be a documentary or some other “important” film. 
When planning in the future our current feelings are not in the equation so we choose the documentary. 
I tend to do the same by procrastinating. I make decisions about what to do in the future without taking my current feelings into account. Somehow I think that not wanting to do the work now and planning it in the future that maybe I want to do it by then. But there is a problem with this approach.
When the future becomes now, my current feeling won’t be much different. And guess what ……..Yes I end up procrastinating further on the work I planned. A lot of times I’ll end up saying……..”Yup…comedy it is”.

I,m curious about other procrastinators out there. What's your story. Are you procrastinating a lot. I think I already know your answer to that question. Hope you enjoyed reading my blog.