Psychology Today with a comprehensive guide to what procrastination is, what its consequences are, and how to beat it.
For habitual procrastinators, who represent approximately 20 percent of the population, “I don’t feel like it” comes to take precedence over their goals or responsibilities, and can set them on a downward spiral of negative emotions that further deter future effort.
Procrastination also involves a degree of self-deception: At some level, procrastinators are aware of their actions and the consequences, but changing their habits requires even greater effort than completing the task in front of them.
Well worth a read. Especially if you’re looking for something to take your mind off that big project that’s due tomorrow…