A Simple Self-Deception To Break the Habit of Procrastination

We are hard-wired to procrastinate. Here’s how to stop.

Linda Caroll
Jan 29 · 8 min read

We are hardwired to precrastinate

What the heck is precrastination?

“Precrastination is the dark side of being really good at getting things done” — Adam Grant, psychologist

Why do we precrastinate?

We are hard-wired to procrastinate, too!

Procrastination is an emotional problem

“Procrastination is an emotion regulation problem, not a time management problem.” — Tim Pychyl, psychologist

Stuck in a loop, like a snake eating its tail…

Understanding is the way out…

Recognizing the hijack…

The bigger, better offer…

A simple self-deception that helps break the habit of procrastination

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