Reasons - REASONS Once you learn the rationalizations you...

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REASONS Once you learn the rationalizations you use to procrastinate, and once you understand why you procrastinate, you  can consider other options for action. Reasons Why We Procrastinate 1. Emotional difficulties which lead to/stem from procrastination  A. Low Self-Esteem  1. Perfectionism - If you equate your self-worth with high performance, procrastination  protects you against risk of failure.  2. Need for Love - If you feel people will accept you only if you perform well, procrastination  protects you from rejection.  3. Anticipating the Worst - If you can only imagine disaster as outcome of your performance,  procrastination protects you from anxiety.  4. Self-Judgment - If you judge yourself too harshly, procrastination protects you from feeling  self-hate and shame.  5. Depression - If you feel overwhelmed, procrastination protects you from helplessness.  6. Rigid Identity - If your image of yourself is set, procrastination protects you from having to  change.  B. Low Frustration Tolerance - If you have to wait for a reward, someone else to motivate or inspire  you, procrastination becomes the means of avoiding the hassle.  C. Hostility - If you are disappointed because life doesn't give you what you want, procrastination  becomes the means of rebellion.  2. "Legitimate" Reasons for Procrastinating - Also known as excuses because you can work your way around 
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