Understanding Procrastination: Delving Deep into the Science

Christopher 'Chigg' Ba(Hons), Dip CBH, MNCH(reg)

Christopher 'Chigg' Ba(Hons), Dip CBH, MNCH(reg)

Founder:Bohangar City Practice: (ex Banking Analyst): Transforming Minds, Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy.

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What is Procrastination?

Procrastination is the act of delaying or postponing tasks or activities. It is a common problem that affects people of all ages and backgrounds. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including fear of failure, lack of motivation, perfectionism, and difficulty managing time. Procrastination can have serious consequences, such as missed deadlines, poor performance, and stress.

The Science Behind Procrastination

Recent research has shed light on the science behind procrastination. Studies have found that procrastination is linked to a variety of psychological and physiological factors. For example, procrastination is associated with higher levels of stress, anxiety, and depression. It is also linked to lower levels of self-control and self-efficacy.

At the physiological level, procrastination is associated with increased levels of the stress hormone cortisol. This hormone is released in response to stress and can lead to feelings of anxiety and fatigue. It can also interfere with concentration and decision-making.

How to Overcome Procrastination

Fortunately, there are a number of strategies that can help you overcome procrastination. Here are some tips to get you started:

Set Realistic Goals

Start by setting realistic goals. Break down large tasks into smaller, more manageable chunks. This will make it easier to stay focused and motivated.

Create a Schedule

Creating a schedule can help you stay organized and on track. Set aside specific times for tasks and activities, and stick to your schedule.

Take Breaks

Taking regular breaks can help you stay focused and productive. Take a few minutes to relax and recharge before returning to your task.

Seek Support

If you’re struggling to overcome procrastination, don’t be afraid to seek help. Talk to a friend, family member, or professional for support and guidance.


Procrastination can have serious consequences, but it is possible to overcome it. By setting realistic goals, creating a schedule, taking breaks, and seeking support, you can learn to manage your time and stay on track. With the right strategies, you can overcome procrastination and achieve your goals.

Disclaimer, Please Read: The information provided in this article is for illustrative and informational purposes only. It does not establish a therapist-patient relationship. For medical issues or emergencies, always consult with a licensed medical professional. For non-clinical challenges related to stress, anxiety, and other emotional or behavioural concerns, considering a consultation with a therapist may be beneficial. Bohangar City Practice is a registered Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy practice, specializing in combining cognitive behavioural techniques with hypnosis to address various challenges and promote well-being. Any questions, please do reach out

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