Is procrastination Good or Bad?
Now, a globally renowned expert in the psychology of procrastination has distilled her game-changing insights into a book to help procrastinators understand the problem and put it into practice. Show actual steps to solve it.
Professor Fuschia Sirois, Department of Psychology, Durham University, is the world’s leading expert on why we procrastinate, arguing that it stems from a form of emotional regulation, rather than an outcome. of laziness, disorganization or poor time management.
Her new book, The delay; What is it, why is it a problem and what you can do about itis a research-based guide for procrastinators with practical strategies to help them stop procrastinating, stay on task, and reach their full potential.
Are procrastinators lazy?
Professor Sirois said: “Procrastinators are not lazy, nor do they simply need to work with their organization or manage their time.
“Procrastination is a form of emotional regulation in which the sufferer avoids a task that might trigger negative emotions, either by giving up or shedding it.
“When we understand the root cause of procrastination, it becomes clear that harsh judgment is not the solution. Instead, those who suffer need compassionunderstanding of the negative emotions that lead to their procrastination and practical strategies to help deal with this.
“I hope that through sharing my expertise through a self-help book, procrastinators around the world can begin to overcome their problems and realize their dreams and goals. their goal.”
Published by the prestigious American Psychological Association, the book offers real, evidence-based hope to anyone who finds that procrastination is negatively affecting their lives.
It is based on insight from Professor Sirois’ research on procrastination, emotional regulation and how these can affect an individual’s health and well-being.
What’s the point of being a procrastinator?
Procrastinators are said to have fewer job security and limited career growth, as well as higher stress levels, insomnia, headaches, and heart-related health complaints such as high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.
So more than simply a frustrating or mildly annoying lifestyle issue, procrastination has a serious impact on the lives of those who suffer from it.
Professor Sirois said: “Procrastination is not a trivial matter, it can have significant negative effects on one’s life. But that doesn’t have to be the case, there are ways to deal with that and there’s hope for those with chronic procrastination. “