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The Emotions Behind Procrastination

The author of this article, Dr. Jarrett, focuses on such a pivotal finding behind the reason for procrastination. Emotional regulation, distress tolerance, navigation, and rerouting are in fact all important reasons for procrastination. That is typically the case in mentally challenging and stress inducing situations. However, this might not explain all aspects of procrastination. One of the core dysfunctional elements in individuals with procrastination is the inability to sustain their level of attention. The short attention span makes their brain function as a fertile soil for easy distraction. The situation might be simple and easy to accomplish, but getting distracted will deviate them from hitting their targets. By the end of the day, there have been so many missed targets and the To Do List can only grow longer and longer. Individuals who procrastinate have to reverse to “emergency” mode to be able to get something going or finished. However, that mode is not sustainable for a long time as it is very taxing on the mental and physical well being. Accordingly, the To Do List continues to grow once again longer and more procrastination is indeed an inevitable outcome

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