To Procrastinate

What does it mean to procrastinate

procrastinating means postponing or deferring tasks, duties, and responsibilities for other activities that we find more rewarding but are irrelevant.

procrastinating is a way to evadeusing other activities as refuge to avoid facing a responsibility, an action or a decision that we must make.

People procrastinate in different ways, some reaching the extreme of becoming addicted or dependent on these other external activities, such as watching television, the Internet, social networks, cell phones, playing video games, shopping, or compulsive eating.

For this reason, procrastination comes to be associated with a behavior disorder in which the subject relates in his mind what he must do with pain, change, discomfort or stress.

By procrastinating, what we do is postpone things for an indefinite and idealized future, in which we believe that we will have enough time to carry out that pending matter in the way we want.

We procrastinate for various reasons: stress, anxiety, perfectionism, fear of failure, impatience or feeling saturated with responsibilities.

We all procrastinate to some degree: the student who does his or her work at the last minute, the individual who leaves turning in forms and paperwork until the last day, the person who puts off a decision until he has no other alternatives.

However, the important thing is to reflect to what extent we are prioritizing our duties properly, making sure not to neglect what is important for what is urgent.

Synonyms of procrastinate are defer, postpone, postpone or postpone.

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In English, we can translate this word as procrastinate. For example: “If you procrastinate the right way, life will be easier and more productive” (if you procrastinate in the right way, life will be easier and more productive).

See also Self-Discipline