Psychology Today has an article giving some insights into the mind ofÃ‚Â your averageÃ‚Â procrastinator.Ã‚Â Aside from some very interesting factsÃ‚Â on the condition (did you know that procrastination is bad for your health? Or that procrastinators drink more?), it also points to a problem that many people have, procrastinators or not.
Not surprisingly, an achilles heels for many procrastinators is email.
Procrastinators actively look for distractions, particularly ones that don’t take a lot of commitment on their part. Checking e-mail is almost perfect for this purpose. They distract themselves as a way of regulating their emotions such as fear of failure.
Throw Facebook, Myspace and Twitter into the mix, and you’ve got yourself a bonafide procrastinator’s dream.Ã‚Â I’m not gonna say that email is bad altogether, but it certainly doesn’t give me more time in my day.