Life is fleeting, and there is a limit on how long each person will be alive. It’s important to enjoy and make use of our experiences while we are here. Recognizing the temporary nature of our existence is elevating. However, many people still procrastinate, with a majority of students putting off important activities until the last minute. Anxiety and other emotional states can lead to delaying important activities. People with a future-oriented perspective tend to procrastinate less than those who dwell on current events.
- As many as 70% of university students surveyed were identified as procrastinators by the researchers.
- It’s in human nature to procrastinate on unpleasant or uncomfortable tasks and activities.
- People with a future-oriented perspective were much less likely to procrastinate on important tasks.
“Beyond academic contexts, procrastination is related to higher levels of emotional distress and lower levels of life satisfaction.”