Present Bias or “The Weakness of Now”

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Why Procrastination Will Cost You Your Life

Spring is in full swing, and abundant are the opportunities for distractions. While your present self is indulging in short-term mood regulation, what shall be the cost to your future self? The Staggering Cost of Procrastination One thing that annoys me is that procrastination is often treated as a joke. While we may not dare, for instance, making fun of memory loss in the presence of someone suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, we are quick to make light of procrastination, a
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What Shall I Do Next? – Decisional Procrastination

Happy New Year! You have probably been inundated by ideas about what to do for your new year’s resolution, by now, and have already given up on most of them. So I will not beat a dead horse, and today I will broach a different topic instead, that might be more useful to you for the remainder of 2015. I would like to talk about a lesser known cause of procrastination: decisional procrastination. The concept emerged from Leon Mann’s Flinders
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Getting Things Done

I was listening to a podcast of one of my favorite programs, last week, Forum on KQED Public Radio. The guest was David Allen, author of the best-selling book Getting Things Done. This piqued my interest because procrastination is a deep interest of mine. Beyond the useful but mechanical time management techniques, I paid attention to the inner processes that David Allen identified as causing us to postpone or give up on a task or project. A caller presented her
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