The Neurological Reasons You’re Up Against Deadlines, and How To Make A Change – Comstock’s Magazine

“If you live in urgency, it’s exhausting and there’s a lot of burnout.” Put simply: When we procrastinate, we’re not doing our best work, and we’re probably spending our time on things that aren’t important. Academic research suggests that Homer is onto something: Procrastination is driven by our inability to identify with our “future self.” As rational actors, we should do whatever is best for both present and future self. He found that the brain thinking of future self looked less like the brain thinking of present self and more like the brain thinking about random celebrities.

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