Is procrastination holding you back?

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Procrastination is the act of delaying doing something until later even though it is in our best interest to do it now. 20% of adults in the general population are chronic procrastinators Problematic procrastination can be distinguished from more general procrastination by how bad the negative consequences are of us not following through on things.

Why Do We Procrastinate?

To get a thrill
To avoid stress
To not have to decide
Depression
The Psychology Behind Procrastination

Avoidance
Distraction
Trivialisation
Comparisons
Humour
External Blaming
Reframing
Denial
Consequences of Procrastination

Professional Risks
Social Risks
Mental Health Risks
Physical Health Risks
CBT can support you – What is CBT?

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a short-term, goal-oriented, and problem-oriented psychotherapy treatment
Cognitive behavioural therapy works by changing your thought patterns, beliefs, and behavioural habits.
One key tenet of CBT is that distorted thinking causes distress and problematic behaviours
When chronic procrastination becomes entrenched in our behaviour patterns, we need to learn new thought processes and behaviour patterns to counteract the negative impact procrastination has in our lives.
How to Beat Procrastination with CBT

When chronic procrastination becomes entrenched in our behaviour patterns, we need to learn new thought processes and behaviour patterns to counteract the negative impact procrastination has in our lives.

Create a Prioritised To-Do List
Break it Down
Reframe Thoughts
Challenge Your Excuses (Pros and Cons)
Focus on the Positives
Reward Yourself