Procrastination Formation of Habits

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| Procrastination | Formation of Habits through Social and Cognitive Approaches | | Cheryl D Singleton | 4/2/2012 |

University of Phoenix – Michele L. Claybrook-Lucas – PSY/250 |

“Human beings are habit-bound,” yet not all of them are beneficial to our well-being (Smith 2012). A bad habit would be the best description for my habit of procrastinating. Despite years of notorious procrastination, I still can’t seem to break the habit.

Procrastination: My Bad Habit
Procrastinating has tormented me and my social life for years, almost as long as I can remember. I refuse to let it control my career choices any longer; this is an area, where I strive to have some control. So at the being of March, I made a promise to myself, when faced with a task I don’t want to do or being too think about putting it off until later, I developed a series of questions to ask myself, what are the benefits, for getting completing this particular task now? How will completing this task benefit my future life? According to Meek (2007), somewhere between 15-20% of Americans are notorious procrastinators. For me, I know I have been procrastinating on pretty much everything in my adult life. For example, I have put off returning to college for last 3 years. I seem to just not have the motivation or fire to complete something unless I have no other choice but to do it. Due to my career choice and advancement chances, I need a degree and a license, so returning and completing my degree is a must. Could this be a clear extension of my father’s influences? He used to procrastinate on everything. He even developed a saying, which I must admit; I find myself still living by today: There are three types of people in the world. Ones who get stuff done right away and relax after, ones who procrastinate the whole time and stress out at the last minute, and…...

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