To procrastinate means to avoid tackling things we know we need to tackle. We avoid the jobs we should attend to, we avoid sorting our issues out. It’s also a habit that once you get into, it’s very hard to get out of.
As a child I always did it. When we procrastinate, we form a pattern of not doing anything. The more we spiral into that pattern, the more we procrastinate and the more we procrastinate, the more we continue to procrastinate and the cycle continues.
Change isn’t easy, but there are usually serious underlying reasons as why we procrastinate. Depression is the biggest reason. The list of reasons why we procrastinate is endless. It’s important we recognise those traits.
Others clearly see our traits, not so easy for ourselves. But when we begin to recognise those traits in ourselves, we’re more likely to do something about them. I don’t believe any of us intentionally choose to be a certain way. I believe that what life throws at us can make us behave a certain way.
Negative experiences that continue to replay, can also be responsible, but understanding our patterns and trying to change those, may help us move forward so that we at least limit the time we spend procrastinating.