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How to stop procrastinating

• arclein
At university, many people talk about their procrastination; they'll joke: 'Have you heard about the procrastination conference? It was postponed ?" again!' In academia and beyond, procrastination is usually seen as a bad habit that many wish they could break. Notwithstanding the jokes made about it, some people genuinely suffer with their procrastination and struggle to get their lives in order, falling prey to the problem over and over again. Procrastination can become a vicious cycle. Trying to achieve something and failing to act on your intentions can feel frustrating and depressing, and this can then lead to even more procrastination. Research on procrastination confirms that it's related to negative outcomes ?" people who are inclined to more procrastination tend to have lower life satisfaction, lower achievement and poorer health.

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