Causes of procrastination are both obvious and mysterious at times. Even if we don't feel like doing something, we rarely take time to truthfully examine what's causing that feeling. Many times, we don't have the energy to dig deep to understand it, so we procrastinate. In fact, strong emotions are almost always in play when procrastinating becomes a viable option.
Several popular reasons we procrastinate stand out above them all. Notice what feeling you associate with the most common reasons to procrastinate listed below.
Primary Causes of Procrastination:
Most of the reasons we procrastinate derive from repetitive experiences - same people, and same types of commitments. Meaning, the 'things' we avoid most are common occurrences in our lives. It may be a long-term commitment we promised to carry-out, or certain people that we procrastinate with more than others. Yet, the effects and causes of procrastination are internal, which is real personal torture if your procrastination lifestyle continues.
Whatever the cause of your procrastination, be mindful of your patterns and habits that created the situation in the first place. If you're a major procrastinator, it's worth noticing who and what are associated with commitments that lead you to procrastination the most often. Go within for clarity.
Learning how to stop procrastination is also necessary to gain control of your habits. Self-mastery is the key to ending procrastinating habits. Start by discovering your Time Manager Type to better understand your natural approach to time management.