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Chapter 2. The Procrastination Epidemic > Why Procrastination Is Becoming an Ep... - Pg. 20

The Procrastination Epidemic 20 Action Tactic For one week (don't try to do it for any longer), keep a log of the time you spend doing household chores versus working at a job. At the end of the week, compare the totals for each. How do they compare? How much time is left over in the week for sleeping and personal time? The result is a lot of people who feel resentful that they have to take care of so many chores on top of their work-related responsibilities and a lot of people who don't have the time or energy to do it all. Those are two sure-fire sparks for an outbreak of procrastination and an invasion of dust bunnies and cold pizza. The Least You Need to Know · Procrastination is the act of putting off something until a later time, either by not starting a task or not finishing one you've started. · Procrastination is a habit that can be broken. · People tend to procrastinate when they are overwhelmed by too much to do or high expectations others have for them or they have for themselves. · Procrastination is becoming more and more common as technological, workplace, and societal changes make life more complex and challenging.