Just one more thing: Why procrastinate?Just one more thing: Why procrastinate?

Why procrastinate? I've put off writing this column for almost six months, so I think that question is appropriate for me. It probably is for you, too. A lot of us feel pressed for time. We can't seem to catch up with our work. We don't feel that we are accomplishing very much. We are afraid to be alone with our thoughts, because those thoughts inevitably turn to things we should be doing. Many of these problems are caused by procrastination, the habit of needlessly putting things off. Procrastination is such a familiar disease that we sometimes fail to recognize an attack of it. You're down with a case of procrastination if you:

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Publication Date: July 28, 1980