I procrastinate when I can.With that out of the way, I have just read the good news that, in order to procrastinate less, I should feel good about myself procrastinating. Thank you PsyBlog. :-)
Because we tend to avoid things that make us feel bad, pent up guilt about a task will make us avoid that task in the future. Self-forgiveness, though, may reduce guilt and so make us more likely to approach the task.
This explanation highlights the fact that we don’t just have emotional relationships with people, we also have them with tasks. Some tasks we like and look forward to like trusted old friends, while others feel more like muggers stealing away hours of our lives.