The Science of Procrastination. How often do you put off something you SHOULD be doing and wait until much, much later to try to get it done? How often to you WISH you had not put that task off until later? So why can’t you seem to stop procrastinating?.
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How often do you put off something you SHOULD be doing and wait until much, much later to try to get it done?
How often to you WISH you had not put that task off until later?
So why can’t you seem to stop procrastinating?
There is a human tendency to overestimate or underestimate the value of a reward based on TEMPORAL PROXIMITY
Example: Given a choice of taking $100 dollars today, or waiting one month for $10 dollars more, most people would choose not to wait!Psychological Causes
However, given the choice to take $100 a year from now, or wait a year and a month and receive $110:
Human motivation is influenced by how imminent the reward is perceived to be.
Every time you do something enjoyable, a chemical called DOPAMINE is released in your brain.Biological Cause of Procrastination
Dopamine alters the neurons in your brain and makes you want to repeat the behavior
Unfortunately, there isn’t just one solution to this problem, BUT there are some things you can do:
Snack, internet use, other enjoyable activitiesSolutions!
Self-imposed, costly DEADLINES can be very effective!
“I’m getting smarter!”
“I enjoy being productive!”
“I am great!”
“This is great!”Solutions!
5. Make a list of reasons you WANT to accomplish a particular goal.
Writing it down reinforces your commitment.
This minimizes indecision.Solutions!