A map of procrastination

Procrastination is typically taken as an irrational or a self-defeating delay, to be worse off for putting off.

A map of procrastination
Gemma Correll

Key facts:

  • 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:

  1. Watching movies or TV – 61%
  2. Using social media – 58%
  3. Sleeping – 46%
  4. Texting or talking on the phone – 36%
  5. Hanging out with friends or significatn other – 30$
  6. Playnig games – 28%
  7. Reading – 21%
  8. 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!
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