Getting around to it

By Marc Wilson In Psychology

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31st January, 2013
According to the song, “My old man said, ‘Foller the van, and don’t dilly-dally on the way’”, but we do dilly-dally, don’t we? I hate that I do it, knowing that something has to be done, but delaying the inevitable until it’s just so much more stressful than it would have been if I just, well, did it. And I’m not alone. The behaviour is very common among students (more than 85%) and is a significant cause of concern for the majority. Maybe as many as a fifth of the non-student population consider themselves chronic procrastinators, and nobody thinks it’s a good thing. Accountancy ...

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