Procrastination is putting things off until the last minute or missing deadlines because you have put things off too long. It can lead to stress or be a result of stress. The more stressful or unpleasant a task, the more likely you are to put it off. Of course, this only increases your stress. Therefore, having an approach to handling procrastination is important.
If you do procrastinate or feel guilty about your lack of willpower or self-discipline, blaming yourself is not helpful. Doing so may make the procrastination worse. Confidence and healthy self-esteem usually help rather than hurt a procrastinator.
If procrastination is a serious problem in your life, there are outside resources that can help. Students can find services on campus, and some employers offer Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) that can help you learn to manage your time more efficiently.
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