WEB DESK: Do you always delay an assignment until last minute to get it done? Putting off something that needs to be done is called procrastination. We all do it but the reason we do it can vary from person to person.
Here are four reasons that might lead to procrastination.
When you are stressed
When you’re facing something you don’t want to do, it can make you feel tense. Putting off that dreaded chore is a way to get some short-term relief.
If the tension’s bad enough to keep you from getting things done, you might notice it affects you in other ways, too, like trouble sleeping, racing thoughts, lack of energy or trouble focusing and headaches or muscle tension.
When you are facing ADHD
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder affects behavior. People who have it often have trouble making decisions or getting tasks done before a deadline.
Other symptoms may include daydreaming, forgetting or losing things, making careless mistakes or taking unsafe risks and squirming or fidgeting.
When you are tired
If you’ve had less than 6 hours, it’s harder for your brain to tune out distractions and focus long enough to finish what you need to do.
Other signs that you need more shut-eye include falling asleep while watching TV or reading a book, feeling irritable, sleeping longer on weekends and trouble waking up in the mornings.
Anxiety could be one of the reasons
This condition means your brain overreacts to negative emotions. You expect the worst, even when there’s nothing to fear. Some people with anxiety spend so much energy worrying about family, health, money, or work that they find it hard to carry out everyday tasks.