Procrastination is the avoidance or delay of some tasks and actions people feel uncomfortable with. While procrastinating, people choose acts and behaviors considered enjoyable and beneficial at this period of time replacing the tasks they do not enjoy or do not want to do. In addition, procrastination may be associated with people’s inability to perform the needed action due to the lack of knowledge or skills. When these acts and choices are hard for people, they also usually procrastinate for some time hoping to be able implementing it some time later.
Peters (2006) stated that “procrastination usually means more stress and work than if people just get the thing over with straight away” (p. 5). Thus, people’s emotional and psychological health and well-being are affected by the feelings of additional stress, anxiety and other issues. Individuals should simply understand the nature of the procrastination being able to perform the needed decisions and choices properly. It is really difficult to avoid procrastination, as this process is associated with people’s inner emotions and brain activity, and the proper understanding of people’s inability or the lack of desire to perform certain acts will be helpful in this field.
Burka & Yuen (2008) stated that the emotional roots of procrastination involved “inner feelings, fears, hopes, memories, dreams, doubts, and pressures” (p. 1). However, the majority of people procrastinating on a regular basis do not understand the background of this problems escaping certain actions and behaviors in order to avoid negative and uncomfortable feelings and emotions on their part. These actions may negatively impact people’s relationships with other individuals surrounding them in the everyday life.
Personal relationships and people’s attitudes and relations with other people occupy the proper place in procrastination. In fact, if people have negative feelings and attitudes towards some person, it will be difficult for them to write a thank-you letter or ask...