Do You Procrastinate?

You may want to read this tomorrow or when you have more free time.

We all procrastinate.

It’s part of human nature.

If you have a choice between pain and pleasure, which one would you choose?

Pleasure, of course – unless you are a masochist.


What is procrastination?
Basically, it’s putting off doing something important.

Is procrastination a bad thing?
No, unless it stops you from functioning normally.

Why do you procrastinate?
The experts say that it’s a coping mechanism to help you deal with the anxiety associated with starting or completing any task or decision.

That is quite a mouthful but the words coping and anxiety appear to be the core of the statement.

If you’re anxious about something, it causes stress and negative emotions.
The old what-if question pops into your mind which sets you off down a labyrinth of possibilities.

The next thing you wonder is if your decision is correct.
Most of us don’t like to move out of our comfort zones and so we delay decisions.

Work is something we do when we would rather be doing something else.
If you have a task before you then unless you complete it right away, it lands in the procrastination basket, where it stays until the last minute.

What are some procrastination signs?

    • you’re reluctant to take risks or try something new
    • you stay at home or in the same old job
    • you get sick when faced with an unpleasant job
    • you avoid confrontations or decisions
    • you blame others or the situation for your unhappiness, or to avoid doing something
    • you make big plans but never carry them out
    • you’re so busy socially/recreationally that no important work gets done.

Are you a chronic procrastinator?

Take the Procrastination Test to check your status.
You have a choice between a 30 Minute Version or a 10 Question Test.


To be always intending to make a new and better life but never find time to set about it is as to put off eating and drinking and sleeping from one day to the next until you’re dead.
Og Mandino.

Updated: April 2022

2 thoughts on “Do You Procrastinate?”

  1. what happened to det kronos?
    i scored what i thought i would
    i always or rather most often immediately attack the task at hand
    a bit of a workaholic most of the time

  2. Hi Pieter.
    He still around, busy with the investigation into Pro Crastinus and Mammon. He asked for help in identifying potential chronic procrastinators before they commit a time crime. I put in the survey to get an idea of how many non medicated chronics are loose.
    I am doing an interview with Pro Crastinus who wants to set the record straight. He thinks I am unfairly painting him with a tar brush and wants to avoid any feathers. He doesn’t like trial by media!
    He actually called me a chicken for not giving his side of the story. Can you believe it?

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