Do you want to exercise more? Learn a new skill or language? Write that novel? How about that report/essay/to-do job at home? Many of us will procrastinate from time to time and this study says 20% do it all the time. Psychologically speaking, this research says, the main reason we put things off is fear. It can be costly and cause undo stress. Some people are just plain busy. Are you in the 20%?
“If I have a dozen things to do, obviously #10, #11, and #12 have to wait,” says Ferrari. “The real procrastinator has those 12 things, maybe does one or two of them, then rewrites the list, then shuffles it around, then makes an extra copy of it. That’s procrastinating. That’s different.”