8 Interesting Facts About Procrastination

Procrastination is the avoidance of doing a task that needs to be accomplished. It is the practice of doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones.


8. Some researchers believe procrastination has more than quadrupled in the last 30 years.

The numbers have risen from 5% to approximately 26% of the population admitting to chronic procrastination since 1978.

7. It’s believed that 20% of people procrastinate so bad that it affects their jobs, credit, relationships, and even their health.

That’s 1 in every 5 people. Be smart my fellow procrastinators! Don’t be “that guy.”

6. Procrastination could be viewed as a lifestyle.

Due to the behaviours procrastination causes people to exhibit, and the fact that it alone can determine a person’s choices, it essentially takes over aspects of their lives. It’s hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle when it’s made up of unfinished tasks.

5. You’re not born a procrastinator.

Rather, this is something you develop over the years as time goes on. Be it parental, environmental, or social environment, it’s a behavior that is taught.


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