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Gaston Molina

Clinical Psychologist & Therapist

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12+ years: Experience
400+ Happy Clients
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
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Christina Patitsa

Counselling & Clinical Psychologist

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16+ years: Experience
50+ Happy Clients
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
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José Luis Tavela

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16+ years: Experience
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Enas Mashal (Not Accepting New Clients)

Clinical Psychologist

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21+ years: Experience
50+ Happy Clients
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Pilar Pastoriza ( Not Accepting New Clients )

Clinical Psychologist & CBT therapist

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Denisse Revés

Psychologist

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13+ years: Experience
100+ Happy Clients
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Fawad Shah

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13+ years: Experience
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Psychologist & Integrative Psychotherapist

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11+ years: Experience
300+ Happy Clients
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Daniela Nemirovsky

Clinical Therapist

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12+ years: Experience
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Vanita Malhotra ( Not accepting new clients)

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Procrastination can be treated by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) because it’s the most effective and widely used therapy by experts that can eliminate procrastination and help you to achieve your goals. CBT is a clinically proven therapy backed by hundreds of scientific studies.

Procrastination is not referred to as laziness; however, it can be caused by having consistent stress in your life and the beliefs that you have about yourself. Don’t be too harsh about yourself when you do regularly procrastinate. Instead, set an appointment with an expert therapist to diagnose the real problem.

Procrastination is not a mental disorder by itself, but it’s a major symptom of different mental health challenges. According to many types of research, procrastination will be triggered by depression, anxiety and low self-esteem

What is Procrastination?

Procrastination means that an individual voluntarily and unnecessarily delays the completion of tasks, knowing that it will have consequences on performance and achieving goals.

What is Procrastination in Psychology?

Procrastination in psychology refers to the inability to focus on tasks due to self-deception and lack of self-control. The individuals are aware of the impact; however, they struggle to complete complex tasks and deliberately focus on uncomplicated and more enjoyable work.

What is Revenge Bedtime Procrastination?

Revenge bedtime procrastination is a phenomenon in which the individual willingly delays sleep to engage in enjoyable activities. The person is aware of how it affects their routine and overall health.

How to Stop Procrastination?

The steps to stop procrastination are:

Clarity About the Goals

The individuals may struggle to complete complex tasks. Therefore, they must break down the tasks and prioritize according to the deadlines. Setting small goals enables the person to manage time without being anxious.

Schedule the Tasks

People should make a timeline and positively reinforce it after completing the tasks. Positive affirmations act as a reinforcer that enables the person to stay motivated.

Focus on a Single Task

Individuals with multiple tasks should complete the easier ones before handling complex problems. It allows them to fully tend to the task at hand without overthinking.

Avoid Distraction

Electronic devices and social media are common distractors that lead to procrastination and related problems. People must eliminate distractions to focus on their optimum level to complete tasks before the deadlines.

Forgive and Forget

The individual should be mindful of their actions. However, individuals who feel guilty after procrastinating are more likely to suffer from mental health problems. Thus, it is best to forgive yourself and try to focus on the task.

How to Beat Procrastination?

Individuals, who struggle to complete their personal and professional tasks often think, how to avoid Procrastination? The simple steps that have been proven effective to become proactively productive and stop procrastination are:

Prioritize

People who procrastinate must understand the significance of their work to achieve long-term and short-term goals. Awareness helps the person to stay motivated.

Clarify the Goals for the day

It is better to understand the work capacity and then make practical goals for the day.

Create a Timeline

Setting deadlines and understanding the consequences helps the person stay on track.

Change Your Work Environment

Distraction affects productivity and causes procrastination. Thus, individuals must change their work environment and focus on a single task.

How to Get Rid of Procrastination?

The following steps are proven effective for individuals who think about how to overcome procrastination:

What Causes Procrastination?

The person must understand the causes of procrastination to become aware of their actions and behavior. The common causes of procrastination are:

Perfectionism

The perfectionist sets unrealistic goals that lead to procrastination.

Low Self-Esteem

Self-deprecating thought patterns and comparison with others cause anxiety and depression. It affects the ability to become productive and complete tasks on time.

Avoidance

Individuals with stressful tasks waste their time doing other unimportant work.

Lack of Time Management Skills

Individuals with no roadmap and schedule tend to complete their work late.

ADHD

Individuals with ADHD struggle to focus on the task; hence they suffer from procrastination and related complications.

What are the Negative Effects of Procrastination?

The effects of procrastination are:

How to Overcome Procrastination for Students?

Procrastination affects academic performance. Thus, the student must know the reasons for procrastination. It helps them to understand how to deal with procrastination. The ways to stop procrastination are:

Students who struggle to work in the given time must consult a counselor. Procrastination can lead to anxiety and other mental health problems. Fitcy Health helps the students connect with a competent and reliable therapist, which will help the individual understand the cause of their behavior and provide guidance regarding overcoming procrastination.

What are the Strategies to Avoid Procrastination?

The strategies that help the person understand the consequences of their actions are:

How Does Fear of Failure Cause Procrastination?

Sometimes, individuals struggle to regulate their emotions healthily. Fear is a strong emotion that affects productivity. The person must attempt to understand what leads to procrastination. Low self-esteem causes the individual to fear that they will not achieve the expected results. Hence, they keep delaying their work. The support and positive affirmation help overcome the fear of failure causing procrastination.

What is Positive Procrastination?

Positive procrastination refers to a deliberate delay in completing tasks and yet having favorable outcomes. The question arises is procrastination good or bad?

The answer is No. It causes anxiety and affects the thought pattern; thus, individuals should work to overcome procrastination.

How Does Procrastination Affect Your Time Management?

Procrastination causes the individual to engage in pleasure and enjoyable tasks only. Lack of time management causes unproductivity, anxiety, and related problems.

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