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Procrastination. We have all been there before, rather it be with school work, the chores that need to be done around the house, taking your car to the mechanic or even starting on that work presentation that is due next week. Procrastination is extremely common and a never ending battle for those who have a tendency of putting things that they don't want to do off. Many people believe that procrastination is tied into being lazy when it is actually associated with the inability to manage a negative mood around a particular task.

So wait, are you trying to say that procrastination is due to you being in a "mood"?

As crazy as this might sound, the answer is YES!

According to The NY Times: "Procrastination isn’t a unique character flaw or a mysterious curse on your ability to manage time, it's a way of coping with challenging emotions and negative moods, induced by certain tasks such as boredom, anxiety, insecurity, frustration, resentment, self-doubt and beyond.

“Procrastination is an emotion regulation problem, not a time management problem,” said Dr. Tim Pychyl, professor of psychology and member of the Procrastination Research Group at Carleton University in Ottawa."

Procrastination is more about the way you feel about doing something rather than the act of doing it. Below are 5 of the most common types of procrastinators:

1) The Avoider:

Is the type of procrastinator that puts doing things off for as long as possible to avoid the tasks stress and unpleasantness. But the more the avoider, avoids the task, the more they end up feeling stressed and anxious about it.

2) The Self Doubter

When facing a challenging task, this type of procrastinator will hesitate, second guess themselves, then procrastinate. Their fear of failure makes the self doubter get stuck in their own head. They will often worry about all the "what if's" and avoid challenges unless success is guaranteed.

3) The Disorganized

This type of procrastinator never finishes their huge to do list because they easily get distracted, have trouble setting priorities and underestimate how long it will take to complete a task.

4) The Perfectionist

The perfectionists set's unrealistic goals for themselves and struggles to start a task because the thought of getting everything perfect seems too overwhelming.

5) The Overdoer

The overdoer often takes on way too much work to the point that they become overwhelmed and then procrastinate. There is always so much to do and never enough time, which causes the overdoer, a constant feeling of dissatisfaction.

Comment down below if you can relate to any of these types of procrastinators.

sending you lots of love & light ❤️

- Maya Benberry

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