Deanna and Justin In The Morning

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We’ve all been there…watching the calendar as a deadline gets closer and closer. But why do we do it to ourselves? As hour zero approaches you may ask, “why didn’t I start this sooner?” According to, there is likely an explanation. Here are the top 5 most likely causes to why you procrastinate:

  1. Delusions About Deadline Pressure: Maybe you think you work best when it’s close to your deadline? It still turns out that people make more mistakes when working under a time crunch.
  2. Fear of Failure: If you’re afraid of letting yourself or someone else down it can lead to procrastination.
  3. Fear of Success: Maybe if you do an awesome job you’ll have a lot more responsibilities? Just as much as failure, success can be a motivator for procrastinating.
  4. Perfectionism: Somehow wanting everything to be perfect can still lead people to wait till the last moment.
  5. Poor Time Perception: You may believe something is going to take you a lot less time than it actually will.