Study identifies a new technique which could help people who struggle with bedtime procrastination

  A study that was recently published in Psychology & Health finds evidence suggesting that a new technique could help those who with bedtime procrastination, a phenomenon where people go to sleep later than they intended, without any legitimate reason for the delay. The technique in question is called mental contrasting with implementation intentions (MCII), and …

Read moreStudy identifies a new technique which could help people who struggle with bedtime procrastination

Study finds that increased mindfulness is associated with reduced levels of procrastination

  A study that was recently published in Personality and Individual Differences sheds light on the relationship between mindfulness and procrastination. In order to understand the study’s findings, it’s useful to first understand what mindfulness and procrastination are exactly: Mindfulness is the tendency to purposely pay attention to the self and to the environment, as …

Read moreStudy finds that increased mindfulness is associated with reduced levels of procrastination

Study finds that low-quality sleep can lead to procrastination, especially among people who naturally struggle with self-regulation

  New research that was recently published in Frontiers in Psychology provides important insights regarding the connection between sleep quality and the tendency to procrastinate. Prior studies have shown that procrastination occurs as a result of a low capacity for self-regulation. Essentially, this means that people procrastinate because they are unable to properly control their behavior, which …

Read moreStudy finds that low-quality sleep can lead to procrastination, especially among people who naturally struggle with self-regulation

Brain-scan study finds that procrastination can occur due to difficulties in valuing outcomes or associating outcomes with tasks

  New research which was recently published in Human Brain Mapping sheds light on some neural mechanisms that are associated with people’s tendency to procrastinate. Prior research on procrastination has shown that people are less likely to procrastinate on a task when they associate it with a high-value incentive. Simply put, the more rewarding people …

Read moreBrain-scan study finds that procrastination can occur due to difficulties in valuing outcomes or associating outcomes with tasks