Unlocking the Mind: The Psychological Aspects of Procrastination

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, or simply not knowing where to start. Whatever the cause, procrastination can have a negative impact on our lives, leading to stress, anxiety, and even depression.

The Psychological Aspects of Procrastination

When it comes to procrastination, it is important to understand the psychological aspects of the problem. Procrastination is often rooted in fear and anxiety. People may be afraid of failure, or they may be overwhelmed by the task at hand. They may also be avoiding something unpleasant or difficult.

In addition to fear and anxiety, procrastination can also be caused by perfectionism. Perfectionists often have unrealistic expectations of themselves, and they may be afraid to start a task because they are afraid they won’t be able to do it perfectly.

How to Overcome Procrastination

The good news is that procrastination can be overcome. The key is to identify the underlying cause of the procrastination and then take steps to address it.

One way to do this is to break down the task into smaller, more manageable pieces. This can help to reduce the feeling of being overwhelmed. It can also help to set realistic goals and deadlines.

Another way to overcome procrastination is to practice positive self-talk. Remind yourself that you are capable of completing the task and that you can do it. Positive affirmations can help to boost your confidence and motivate you to take action.

Finally, it is important to practice self-care. Make sure to take breaks, get enough sleep, and eat healthy meals. Taking care of yourself can help to reduce stress and anxiety, which can make it easier to tackle the task at hand.


Procrastination can be a difficult problem to overcome, but it is possible. By understanding the psychological aspects of procrastination and taking steps to address them, you can learn to manage your procrastination and take control of your life.

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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