Daily Productive Sharing 216 - Why Do You Procrastinate

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我们为何拖延?大部分的拖延是因为我们心理上不愿意执行,所以理解自己为什么拖延是非常重要的一步。Anne-Laure Le Cunff 在今天的分享中给出了八种造成拖延的心理:

  1. 无聊
  2. 焦躁
  3. 困难
  4. 高压
  5. 野心勃勃
  6. 缺少计划
  7. 缺少激励
  8. 毫无意义




Procrastination triggers: eight reasons why you procrastinate

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Why do we procrastinate? Most procrastination is due to a psychological reluctance to perform, so understanding why we procrastinate is a very important step, and Anne-Laure Le Cunff shares eight psychological causes of procrastination in today's session.

  1. boredom
  2. frustration
  3. difficulty
  4. pressure
  5. ambition
  6. lack of planning
  7. lack of rewarding
  8. meaningless

If we can attribute our procrastination to these eight mindsets, then we can also find countermeasures, such as making boring tasks interesting, or breaking down difficult tasks.

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Procrastination triggers: eight reasons why you procrastinate

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However, it is crucial to understand why we are struggling to do the work in the first place.
Often, our procrastination triggers are emotional rather than rational, which makes it hard to analyse them in an objective way.
The higher the emotional aversion to a task, the more likely we are to procrastinate.
Researchers have identified four different phases we need to go through in order to complete a task: inception, planning, action, and termination.

The idea of boredom is an extremely strong procrastination trigger, which can often prevent us from even getting started on a task.

Frustrating tasks are often linked to a lack of control and a feeling of helplessness, which may lead to procrastination.
The higher the level of difficulty, the more likely we are to procrastinate by working on easier but less important tasks instead.
  1. Procrastination can arise when we don’t find personal meaning in a task — which can happen even after we have started the work.
Each procrastination trigger can be reversed to stop procrastinating.
Again, procrastination itself is not bad. It’s a symptom which needs to be understood and addressed.