Procrastination is typically taken as an irrational or a self-defeating delay, to be worse off for putting off.
- Statistics show that procrastination affects over 26 percent of the population
- Estimates indicate that 88 percent of college students engage in procrastination.
- In 1978, 5 percent of the population admited to being chronic procrastination compared to to roughly 26 percent of the population today.
- According to some researchers, procrastination has more than quadrupled in the last 30 years.
Methods of procrastination:
- Watching movies or TV – 61%
- Using social media – 58%
- Sleeping – 46%
- Texting or talking on the phone – 36%
- Hanging out with friends or significatn other – 30$
- Playnig games – 28%
- Reading – 21%
- Shopping – 8%
How to avoid procrastination? (by Jasmina Dzurlic)
- Break into little steps. Focus on one step at a time to avoid feeling overwhelmed.
- Changes your environment. Different environments have different have different impacts on productivity.
- Create a detailed timeline with specific deadlines.
- Hangout with people who aspire you to take action.
- Eliminate procrastination pitstops like your phone.
- Give yourself a break!
- Get the hard stuff out of the way first.
- Work with someone to complete the task.
- Never lose sight of the end goal!