I admit I am a bit of a procrastinator.  I even thought about doing this as a blog subject last week but put it off until today.

So why do we procrastinate I found this in Phycology today.  I have edited some of the information, because hey it was written by a Psychiatrist and they use big words.

By Hara Estroff Marano, published July 1, 2005 –

Twenty percent of people identify themselves as chronic procrastinators. For them procrastination is a lifestyle, it cuts across all domains of their life. They don’t pay bills on time. They miss opportunities for buying tickets to concerts. They don’t cash gift certificates or checks. They leave their Christmas shopping until Christmas Eve

Procrastinators tell lies to themselves. Such as, “I’ll feel more like doing this tomorrow.” Or “I work best under pressure.”  Another big lie procrastinators indulge is that time pressure makes them more creative. Unfortunately they do not turn out to be more creative; they only feel that way. They squander their resources avoiding.

Procrastinators actively look for distractions, particularly ones that don’t take a lot of commitment on their part. Checking e-mail is almost perfect for this purpose.

People procrastinate for different reasons.

Arousal types, or thrill-seekers, who wait to the last minute for the euphoric rush.

  • Avoiders, who may be avoiding fear of failure or even fear of success, but in either case are very concerned with what others think of them; they would rather have others think they lack effort than ability.
  • Decisional procrastinators, who cannot make a decision. Not making a decision absolves procrastinators of responsibility for the outcome of events.

The article ends with this basic bit of advice

 Procrastinators can change their behavior.

That gives me hope I will change my behavior!!!!!!! Starting tomorrow.

Here are some things we put off

Odd jobs around the house.  Going to the doctor.  Bills

That need to be paid.  .  Making a budget, or reviewing

Your finances.

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