How Procrastination Fuels Anxiety and Stress
This is actually a funny question to ask, but alright. So, my friendly and amazing action takers, we want to find out how procrastination fuels anxiety and stress. Well, when you think about it, what is procrastination? It's many things to start with, and the funniest thing is that it starts with you.
Why do you procrastinate? One of the reasons is because it's a coping mechanism. You simply don't want to do something because you're afraid you won't be able to finish it, or you're worried that the outcome won't be as you want it to be.
Don't worry, I have a solution... (I'd love to say I have one, unfortunately, I don't) Indeed, there is a solution, but it's not easy. If you're faced with a choice between doing your taxes or watching Netflix, most of us will choose Netflix because we still have 2-3-4-5 days to get the task done.
But why is that? Because we're too focused on the end result rather than the progress. You're too busy trying to see the finish line that you miss the rock under your feet and you fall. It's happened so many times that now you're afraid to even start again.
So there you go. The answer to how procrastination fuels anxiety and stress is simple: you're stressed and anxious that you're not starting while you're not starting because you're afraid of losing and overthinking where to start and when.
Now tell me friends, what is that one thing you usually procrastinate with and why?