While writing this article, I have engaged in the following activities: checked Facebook more than 35 times, watched 10 totally unrelated YouTube clips and browsed BuzzFeed. And I can’t even count the number of times I opened my email.
In other words, I procrastinated on a story about procrastination. What was behind these overwhelming urges to do anything but write this story? And how much control did I have over my procrastination? Was I hardwired to put things off until the last minute?
We all procrastinate. We delay things we know we shouldn’t — then scramble to get them done. But there’s a distinction between someone who procrastinates and a chronic procrastinator, according to Joseph Ferrari, a psychology professor at DePaul University and author of “Still Procrastinating: The No Regrets Guide to Getting It Done.”
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