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The Latest Research on Procrastination
Richard Sima writes the following in “What Causes Your Brain to Procrastinate and How to Face It” for The Washington Post:
As a chronic procrastinator, I feel a sense of anguish as each new year arrives. In a time of resolutions or nudge words, I still have goals from the old year.
Why do people procrastinate?
A 2022 study in the journal Nature Communications suggests that a root of procrastination may lie in a cognitive bias—we believe that doing tasks will somehow be easier in the future. …
There is individual variation, but ‘procrastination is a tendency that we all encounter in our life in different domains, or at different time points in our lives,’ said Raphaël Le Bouc, a neurologist at the Paris Brain Institute and author of the study. ‘But the true cognitive mechanisms behind it are not really known. And this might be a reason why it’s difficult to overcome this tendency.’
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