Monday, December 1, 2008

Yes! Waiting for the upside...

"A penchant for postponement takes its toll. Procrastination carries a financial penalty, endangers health, harms relationships and ends careers. “Procrastination undermines well-being on a wide scale,” notes psychologist Timothy A. Pychyl, director of the Procrastination Research Group at Carleton University in Ottawa. Nevertheless, recent work hints at potential upsides to this otherwise bad habit: perpetual foot-draggers seem to benefit emotionally from their trademark tactics, which support the human inclination to avoid the disagreeable." [emphasis added - jg]

from a scientific american article I linked to via the learned and helpful David Scrimshaw

3 comments:

XUP said...

What... oh ya... I have a comment, but I haven't gotten around to writing it yet...soon...soon

A. & J. said...

You have been invited to The 1st Annual Ottawa Blogger Virtual Christmas Party!

This virtual event is taking place on December 16th 2008.

For more information on this event, please visit the http://pleasepickupyoursocks.wordpress.com blog.

We hope to see you there!

A & J

Jen G said...

wow - I love to party. In fact, my newest post mentions that a few times. (I haven't posted it yet due to - you guessed it - )