The Procrastinator’s Instant Gratification

Procrastinators are addicted to instant gratification and hence most of the times they are onto YouTube videos, chats, reading unnecessary articles etc. that give instant gratification second to second. On the other hand, most tasks that we do in our life have a longer gratification cycle. Therefore, a procrastinator's subconscious mind sees these tasks as …

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A Procrastinator’s Vicious Cycle

Apart from laziness, fear of not being liked or respected is a major reason for procrastination. But, why are only some people are more driven by this fear? Fear of not being liked or respected <-- caused by---- 1.  procrastinator thinks that others think that he or she should know 2. procrastinator thinks that what he …

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The Gratification Cycle

My hypothesis is that: With the increased convenience and the fast pace of the world today, we want to be gratified instantly and our ability to wait for gratification is coming down. This is what I call as the gratification cycle and the cycle seems to become shorter and shorter. Our instant access to online …

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Procrastination As A Virtue For Creativity, Why It’s False

This is a post from Psychology Today and the link to the original article is here. What better way to attract readers than to say that up is down or in is out. When we challenge basic assumptions about the world, we attract that limited resource of attention. Moreover, when what we say is that …

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Self-efficacy, Autonomous motivation and procrastination

This is a post by PsychologyToday and the link to the original article is here. The bulk of the research on procrastination has been conducted on undergraduate students. This isn’t surprising, as most psychological research has been conducted on this captive group of willing volunteers who often earn grade-raising credit for their participation. However, as …

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