For many people, procrastination is a strong and mysterious force that keeps them from completing the most urgent and important tasks in their lives with the same strength as when you try to bring like poles of a magnet together. It's also a potentially dangerous force, causing victims to fail out of school, perform poorly at work, put off medical treatment or delay saving for retirement. A Case Western Reserve University study from 1997 found that college-age procrastinators ended up with higher stress, more illness and lower grades by the end of the semester.
I remember I NEVER used to be a procrastinator; for me, whenever I felt like not doing anything, the very idea of showing up to school the next day without the work completed or whatever I needed done not being done in time scared me straight and I got to it immediately.
Years later, I developed depression, and severe anxiety, found out I am ADD and bipolar (yeah, it’s a lot, I know :-( ). And that’s when I started procrastinating, for the first time in my life.
I watched an aspascience video called The Science of Laziness and they said being lazy, or procrastinating, is in your genes.
And you cannot, just cannot change your genes by fighting them.
You can fight them, but it won’t change your genes.
I am wondering since I never was a procrastinator and now I am a major one, what happened? If my genes can’t change (I am a productive person; it’s in my genes) why am I like this?
Just wondering. Anyone can reply.
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