You procrastinate because of emotions, not laziness ↦
Hey fellow Brain Science fans, this one is for you. I’ve had a relationship with procrastination that’s similar to this headline and, with time, I’ve found that it’s an emotional state, not a permanent personal quality. Quotable:
“People procrastinate or avoid aversive tasks to improve their short-term mood at the cost of long-term goals.”
TL;DR our unconscious mind is looking to be kind to us, not harm us. By changing the internal narrative, we can adjust our response.
Sign in or Join to comment or subscribe