Some say we need to feel excitement and that’s a reason to leave it to the last minute. Some say we fight against our adversities finding ways to overcome it without changing the underlying conditions. They call it coping skill like skin biting, nail biting, and hair pulling. They are ways we find to cope with problems. So sometimes we pretend we don’t see a problem or the size of it until the moment it becomes an emergency. Then the level of distress is enough to make our brain and bodies just run to complete the task and before we notice the task is done. Usually the problem of excessive coping is that it hides an issue. In some cases like learning for an example the issue is the chalenge of working through the process. In other cases like conflicts as when you have to finish a relation or fire someone or ask for a raise. In those cases some people have really hard time doing it and procrastination is the answer. They leave it to the last minute and if there’s no deadline they can take forever to do it. The problem is that nail biting begins, eating begins, stress begins. Some procrastinate pain. They find as many small daily tasks as they can get to postpone the acceptance of emotional pain. Some people take years to get rid of those if ever. They lock down part of their selves by making the mind busy with unimportant things. We start compromising our good health with matters like those. Unresolved issues piling up in our minds and taking the emotional energy we could use for many other things. So procrastination may sound like not much. Like a cool thing to do or just a way of acting but it has consequences and sometimes those are much higher than the original causes.

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