The Now Habit
The Now Habit

The Now Habit

Procrastination reduces tension by taking us away from something we view as painful or threatening. The more painful work is for you, the more you will try to seek relief through avoidance or through involvement in more pleasurable activities. The more you feel that endless work deprives you of the pleasure of leisure time, the more you will avoid work. (Location 431)

Note: why we procrastinate

Perfectionistic demands lead to → fear of failure → PROCRASTINATION → self-criticism → anxiety and depression → loss of confidence → greater fear of failure which leads to → stronger need to use PROCRASTINATION as a temporary escape. (Location 459)

manager had of him. Through a series of steps, Larry began to talk to himself in the language of “I choose,” taking more responsibility for his job, breaking out of feeling like a victim who just follows the boss’s orders. (Location 500)

Perfectionism and self-criticism are, in fact, the chief causes of fear of failure. (Location 515)