As I’ve been working on this rewrite, I’ve been spending a lot of time doing everything BUT rewriting my latest romance novel.
I am not a procrastinator by nature. As a matter-of-fact, I regularly complete projects at work early. Here may be why.
3 Reasons Science Says is Why I Procrastinate
1. Avoidance Behavior
If you dread the task ahead of you, you may avoid doing it in the short-term. You know, procrastinate. This can cause a vicious cycle, but it does play into #3 below in that it gives a temporary feel-good emotion while you’re doing something other than what you dread.
2. Lack of Motivation
People are known to procrastinate when there’s very little motivation to do a hard task. I need to think more about this. I was loving this book and on a roll with it until early July. Something derailed me.
3. Present Emotions vs Future Emotions
There’s a very real emotional punch you get when you accomplish something. And as humans, we tend to prioritize the moment over the future. And watching a funny cat video? Instant laugh.
I need to do some thinking on this. Something changed to make the task less desirable, triggering both my avoidance behavior and my lack of motivation.
How about you? Do you procrastinate? What do you procrastinate doing? What’s your fix for it?