Artists are haunted by the specter of creative burnout, but research suggests that the best way to overcome barriers to creativity may be to accept them as part of the process.
Stress caused by chronic procrastination may increase people’s vulnerability for developing life-threatening health issues.
Across a series of experiments, impatient people were more likely to put things off - even when it meant a financial penalty.
Most of us are well-acquainted with procrastination, but new research suggests that “pre-crastination”—hurrying to complete a task as soon as possible—may also be a common phenomenon.
Procrastination and impulsivity are genetically linked, suggesting that the two traits stem from similar evolutionary origins related to our ability to pursue and juggle goals.
Thinking about the support a significant other offers in pursuing goals can undermine the motivation to work toward those goals.
Research suggests that people who thought about a task in abstract terms were more likely to put it off.
Behavioral researchers are begun investigating a phenomenon called pre-crastination, or rushing to get things done even if requires unnecessary effort.