Why do we Procrastinate?


We each have the same number of minutes and hours in the day, but some people get a lot more done with them than others. Time is valuable and it is limited. We can’t go out and buy more of it. And one of the biggest thieves of time is procrastination. It forces us to check our facebook feed rather than write an essay, or play video games rather than work on our presentation. The time we spend on these displacement activities is rarely enjoyable. At the back of our mind is the constant nagging sensation that a deadline is fast approaching and that the essay won’t write itself. Why do we do this, and why, when our time is so valuable, do we let it slip away?

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