Pathway 3: No longer finding the ‘pros’ in procrastination
What is procrastination?
Definition: To delay an intended course of action despite expecting to be worse off for the delay.
Why do we procrastinate?
Procrastination is not a “one size fits all” problem. We procrastinate for a variety of different reasons. The first step in tackling procrastination is to do some detective work – to figure out – without judgment – why it might be that you procrastinate.
Reasons for Procrastination and Possible Solutions
Identifying the cause of procrastination can help you move towards a solution. Click on the common reasons for procrastination below to view suggested solutions. If you would prefer to learn this information through a video, skip ahead by using the next section arrow.
Click on the next section arrow to learn more about reasons for procrastination, and how you can commit to change.
- Steel, P. (2007). The nature of procrastination: A meta-analytic and theoretical review of quintessential self-regulatory failure. Psychological Bulletin, 133, 65-94 ↵
- Adapted from: Oregon State University Academic Success Centre. (n.d.) Six Reasons People Procrastinate. Retrieved from successoregonstate.edu/six-reasons-people-procrastinate ↵ ↵