Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Why, Oh Why, Am I A Procrastinator?

Procrastination is a type of behavior which is characterized by deferment of actions or tasks to a later time. Psychologists often cite procrastination as a mechanism for coping with anxiety associated with starting or completing any task or decision.


For an individual, procrastination may result in stress, a sense of guilt, the loss of personal productivity, the creation of crisis and the disapproval of others for not fulfilling one's responsibilities or commitments.


These combined feelings can promote further procrastination. While it is normal for people to procrastinate to some degree, it becomes a problem when it impedes normal functioning. Chronic procrastination may be a sign of an underlying physiological disorder.

Okay, so I may have an physiological disorder. Yes, I do admit to this. Yes, procrastination is probably my worst downfall. I will procrastinate on every detail of my life. I know it causes me stress and I know I will feel like a failure if I wait to long and don't accomplish my intended goal, yet, I still do it.

I have been a procrastinator all of my life. Sorry mom, and I know your not like this now, but I think it is a learned behavior and maybe genetic too?!? As you know, I am much worse than you could ever have been. I will procrastinate on making appointments, canceling appointments, paying bills, meeting deadlines, getting ready for things, everything, everything, everything.

I have so many projects that I have to accomplish this week that I don't know where to start. So what am I doing, I typing a post on my blog instead of sewing. Actually, I did start today on one project that is due tomorrow and there is no way I can finish it by tomorrow. It will be late and I will have to pay for Priority shipping to get it to the person in the nick of time, probably inconveniencing them. I will look at the bright side of the situation though, hey, at least I have started. Okay, back to the sewing machine and please give me some advice to help me quit this learned, genetic, psychological disorder that I have.

2 comments:

Pintoo said...

thnks for the vote sherry :). i am working on a small craft work with your fabric. will send you the photo as soon as its done

Samantha said...

Well, what an enlightening post. There are various reasons to the causes of procrastination. http://www.stop-procrastination.org is an informative website which explains to you some of the reasons of procrastination and help you to prevent them. Very useful indeed. You might wanna check it out.

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