The Importance Of Procrastination

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800643461 Section: D88 Procrastination is Natural and That’s Okay In the 2016 TedTalk, Inside the Mind of an Urban Procrastinator, blogger Tim Urban speaks about his experience with procrastination and how it affects everyone. Urban suggests that there is not a non-procrastinator or a procrastinator because everyone procrastinates. By doing so, he informs the general audience that everyone is a procrastinator because procrastination is a natural part of everyday life. I agree that procrastination is natural to our everyday life because everyone procrastinates at some point, society has enabled procrastination making it something more common than ever, and procrastinating is different than being a procrastinator. In Inside the Mind of an Urban Procrastinator, Urban explains the difference between the brains of a procrastinator and non-procrastinator with the help of the Rational Decision Maker, the Instant Gratification Monkey, and the Panic Monster. He then classifies two different types of procrastination one being short-term procrastination and the other being long-term procrastination. Urban then goes on to explain that throughout life many people develop the habit of long-term procrastination preventing them from starting what they have always wanted to do. Finally, Urban asserts that everyone is a procrastinator, but there are different degrees of procrastination. Procrastination is common for everyone. No matter who a person is or what they are doing, at one point or another, everyone procrastinates. In the article, The real reasons you procrastinate—and how to stop, Professor Timothy Pychyl of Carleton University claims “It usually happened when people fear or dread, or have anxiety about, the important task awaiting t... ... middle of paper ... ...ion is natural and that is okay. References Ferrari, J. (2010). Psychology of procrastination: why people put off important tasks until the last minute. Retrieved from American Psychological Association website: Novotney, A. (2010). Procrastination or 'intentional delay'? Retrieved from American Psychological Association website: Swanson, A. (2016). The real reasons you procrastinate — and how to stop. Retrieved from Urban, Tim. (2016). Inside the mind of a master procrastinator. TedTalk retrieved from
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