Why You Procrastinate (It Has Nothing to Do With Self-Control)
February 17, 2020
Foundations’ therapist Kate Bellingar wants you to know that procrastination isn’t about time management or productivity, but about emotion regulation. It’s our way of avoiding uncomfortable feelings like self-doubt or anxiety, and it is easy to get stuck in because of the immediate short-term rewards of not having to feel what we don’t want to feel.
Kate refers to the following article for some options for managing our emotions that lead to procrastination in new ways, like forgiveness, self-compassion, and curiosity about the feelings that are there. If the uncomfortable feelings are overwhelming, therapy is a great place to build and practice new skills for managing them. Read the full article HERE.