Page written and resources collated by Cath Peppit, Wellbeing Practitioner
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Procrastination is when we avoid doing something we need to do or have committed to do and instead do something of lesser importance, often despite negative consequences. Everyone procrastinates to some extent, but it can become quite problematic if the consequences are serious or if you find yourself unable to manage it.
There may be underlying reasons for your procrastination such as stress, anxiety, low mood, feeling unmotivated or avoiding doing something that you don’t want to. It might be helpful to think about what is causing you to procrastinate and address any underlying difficulties. Some of the resources on the Wellbeing website might help you with this.
You might also consider how you procrastinate to help you work out how to change your behaviour.