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I Was Going to Write a Helpful Article About Procrastination… But Then I Got Lazy; Here’s The Result.

“In psychology, procrastination refers to the act of replacing high-priority actions with tasks of low-priority, and thus putting off important tasks to a later time.”

“Psychologists often cite such behavior as a mechanism for coping with the anxiety associated with starting or completing any task or decision” via Wikipedia.

procrastination definition

from Merriam Webster online:

pro·cras·ti·nate
verb pr?-?kras-t?-?n?t, pr?-
pro·cras·ti·nat·edpro·cras·ti·nat·ing
Definition of PROCRASTINATE
transitive verb
: to put off intentionally and habitually
intransitive verb
: to put off intentionally the doing of something that should be done
— pro·cras·ti·na·tion -?kras-t?-?n?-sh?n noun
— pro·cras·ti·na·tor -?kras-t?-?n?-t?r noun
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Examples of PROCRASTINATE

1. He procrastinated and missed the submission deadline.
2. He told her to stop procrastinating and get to work.

Origin of PROCRASTINATE
Latin procrastinatus, past participle of procrastinare, from pro- forward + crastinus of tomorrow, from cras tomorrow
First Known Use: 1588

Putting off an easy thing makes it hard. Putting off a hard thing makes it impossible. ~George Claude Lorimer

The best way to get something done is to begin. ~Author Unknown

You know you are getting old when it takes too much effort to procrastinate. ~Author Unknown

Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform. ~Edward Young

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Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task. ~William James

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. ~Don Marquis

Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday. ~Author Unknown

procrastination definition

What may be done at any time will be done at no time. ~Scottish Proverb

There’s nothing to match curling up with a good book when there’s a repair job to be done around the house. ~Joe Ryan

Procrastination is something best put off until tomorrow. ~Gerald Vaughan

I’ve been looking over the list of spring chores I made up last fall, and darned if they aren’t fall chores, after all. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

procrastination quotes

If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it. ~Olin Miller

I do my work at the same time each day – the last minute. ~Author Unknown

Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week. ~Spanish Proverb

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Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. ~C. Northcote Parkinson, 1958

Procrastination is opportunity’s assassin. ~Victor Kiam

The time to begin most things is ten years ago. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966

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You may delay, but time will not. ~Benjamin Franklin

Someday is not a day of the week. ~Author Unknown

To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing. ~Eva Young

Don’t fool yourself that important things can be put off till tomorrow; they can be put off forever, or not at all. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow. ~Mark Twain

Tomorrow is the only day in the year that appeals to a lazy man. ~Jimmy Lyons

A year from now you may wish you had started today. ~Karen Lamb

procrastination posters

There are a million ways to lose a work day, but not even a single way to get one back. ~Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister

It is an undoubted truth, that the less one has to do, the less time one finds to do it in. ~Earl of Chesterfield

One of these days is none of these days. ~Attributed to both Henri Tubach and H.G. Bohn

Procrastination is the thief of time. ~Edward Young

procrastination quotes

Every duty which is bidden to wait returns with seven fresh duties at its back. ~Charles Kingsley

The sooner I fall behind, the more time I have to catch up. ~Author Unknown

If it weren’t for the last minute, I wouldn’t get anything done. ~Author Unknown

Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn’t the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment. ~Robert Benchley

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The two rules of procrastination: 1) Do it today. 2) Tomorrow will be today tomorrow. ~Author Unknown

One of the greatest labor-saving inventions of today is tomorrow. ~Vincent T. Foss

Procrastination is like masturbation. At first it feels good, but in the end you’re only screwing yourself. ~Author unknown, possibly from Monty Python?

.... maybe you should get to work now?