It's Possible To Procrastinate Productively

Regardless of the reasons, we all procrastinate at some point. The key is to keep procrastination from wasting your precious time. Learn how you can procrastinate productively in the video below.

How To Procrastinate Productively

That big work assignment probably isn't the only thing on your to-do list.

Why Do We Procrastinate?

We all do it, but why?

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Procrastination might have a genetic component. 01:07

  2. Early ancestors who prioritized short-term goals and put off things with more distant and uncertain rewards may have been better at surviving. 02:07

  3. People who chronically procrastinate are sometimes found to have higher levels of stress. 05:10

The Science Of Managing Procrastination

Find out what the research says.

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Humans tend to over or under-value a reward based on its temporal proximity. 00:13

  2. Rewarding yourself in intervals may help you overcome procrastination. 01:31

The Easiest Way To Stop Procrastinating

Be nice to yourself.

Written by Curiosity Staff November 2, 2016

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