Do you find yourself stuck in the grips of procrastination or told you ‘need to manage your time better?’
Well it is now believe that procrastination is linked to poor mood management rather than poor time management.
Research in the USA has found parts of the brain linked to threat detection and emotion regulation are different in people who frequently procrastinate, compared to those who don’t often put off tasks.
Emotionally loaded or difficult tasks such as studying for an exam or preparing for public speaking are prime candidates for procrastination.
A survey of 22,000 employees, found participants who regularly procrastinated had lower incomes and less job stability.
Regularly putting off tasks was also linked with health and well-being problems, including higher levels of depression and anxiety.