Lack of relevance and interest are two of the most common causes.
While perfectionism (having extremely high standards which are almost unreachable) is another.
—Mary Heaton Vorse This handout will help you understand why you procrastinate and offer strategies and to combat this common writer’s ailment. We put things off because we don’t want to do them, or because we have too many other things on our plates.
Putting things off—big or small—is part of being human.
There are a great many causes to the addiction to this thing called procrastination.
There are many underlying issues and causes of procrastination.
You aren’t going to wake up tomorrow and never procrastinate again.
But you might wake up tomorrow and do one or two simple things that will help you finish that draft a little earlier or with less stress.
Procrastination can have external consequences (you get a zero on the paper because you never turned it in) or internal consequences (you feel anxious much of the time, even when you are doing something that you enjoy).
If you put off washing the dishes, but the dishes don’t bother you, who cares?