The real reason you procrastinate

Discussion Guide

  1. What negative emotions are you avoiding when you procrastinate? My biggest one is boredom: I can’t stand reading contracts and I’m not a big fan of proofreading either.
  2. What are your favorite strategies for fighting procrastination? Mine is removing temptation instead of resisting temptation. My college roommate Palmer was brilliant at this: whenever it was time to study for organic chemistry, he would ask me to hide his video games.
  3. What’s on your to-don’t list? Mine includes don’t play online Scrabble, don’t turn on the TV unless I already know what I want to watch, and don’t scroll on social media after posting.