Procrastination is the voluntary delay of an intended action despite the knowledge that this delay may harm the individual in terms of the task performance or even just how the individual feels about the task or him/herself. Procrastination is a needless voluntary delay. There are many types of delay in our lives. Some delays are not only necessary, but also they are wise. We might also decide to delay action on a project because we need more information first. It is wise to put things off at times rather than act impulsively or hastily.
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Procrastination is a habitual response to tasks or situations, and like all habits it is an internalized, non-conscious process.
Habits are not easy to change. We need to make conscious effort with specific strategies for change to be successful.
There is nothing preventing us from acting in a timely manner except our own reluctance to act. This is the puzzling aspect of procrastination.
Delay is a necessary part of our lives. At any given moment, there are a number of things we could do.