True procrastinators— those who habitually engage in prolonged and ongoing bouts of procrastination— have perfected the art of putting things off until later. Procrastinators actively look for distractions and the most common and effective way to procrastinate is through “busyness.” Procrastinators dilly-dally in other— less productive— endeavors and trick themselves and others into believing that they are simply too busy to tackle a task.
Procrastination is a learned behavior that has little to do with time-management or planning. It’s about self-discipline and impulse control. And while learning to regulate behavior can be difficult, there are some things you can do to make it a bit easier. Read more.