the act or habit of procrastinating, or putting off or delaying, especially something requiring immediate attention: She was smart, but her constant procrastination led her to be late with almost every assignment.
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Lots of people engage in “revenge bedtime procrastination,” which describes a tendency to push off sleep to make time for personal activities.
Consistently rewarding earliness, he said, could help curb procrastination.
How to overcome procrastination By overcoming your tendency to stall, then, you can improve your mental and physical well-being.
Kick procrastination to the curb and keep more money in your wallet.Just one week left to save $100 on TC Early Stage 2021: Marketing and Fundraising | Alexandra Ames | April 23, 2021 | TechCrunch
procrastination is certainly a problem for many at work and school.‘Sleep Procrastination’ Is Real, and You Probably Do It | Charlotte Lytton | June 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Bedtime procrastination may be a relatively modern phenomenon,” explained Kroese.‘Sleep Procrastination’ Is Real, and You Probably Do It | Charlotte Lytton | June 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Stop procrastinating” focuses your brain on procrastination.The One Simple Behavioral Secret Will Help You Meet Your Life Goals in 2014 | Dave Asprey | January 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Eder Campuzano: Doing the laundry you put off for two weeks for free is like winning the World Series of procrastination.
Why both sides see procrastination now as the path to getting their way later, after Election Day.Congress Adjourns, Pointing Fingers, But Not at Poor Approval Ratings | Patricia Murphy | September 22, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Daemon of procrastination has at length yielded to the Genius of Friendship, assisted indeed by the powers of fear and shame.Private Letters of Edward Gibbon (1753-1794) Volume 1 (of 2) | Edward Gibbon
The Directors, after much procrastination, drew up and submitted their case.Art in England | Dutton Cook
But procrastination is a South American characteristic, and the affair drifted on until, in 1888, a Convention was made.Argentina | W. A. Hirst
And Philip, never quite ready for any important decision, praised his lieutenant's delay, and inculcated further procrastination.History of the Rise of the Huguenots | Henry Baird
procrastination was a thief that had never succeeded in wresting much time from Hepworth.The Beauty | Mrs. Wilson Woodrow