5 Types of Procrastinators

Why do you procrastinate?

Procrastination doesn’t only mean missing deadlines and abandoning tasks. Many chronic procrastinators meet deadlines by completing work at the eleventh hour, but fail to achieve their full potential by rushing the project. It’s important to understand why you leave tasks until the last possible minute in order to avoid this. What type of procrastinator are you?

The Thrill-Seeker

If you’re a thrill-seeker, then you procrastinate because you actually get a rush from completing things last minute. You might thrive under pressure, but are you creating your best work by limiting the time you spend on projects?

The Avoider

The Avoider is almost always too focused on what others might think. Running away from fear of failure or sometimes even fear of success, Avoiders would much rather have others think that they lack effort rather than ability. Does “I wasn’t even trying” sound familiar?

The Indecisive Procrastinator

The Indecisive Procrastinator simply can’t make a decision. This type of procrastinator runs away from responsibility, thinking that if they don’t decide, then they can’t be blamed for the outcome of things.

The Perfectionist

Perfectionists set such high standards that they become overwhelmed. Because they can’t do something perfectly, then nothing gets done at all. Cue cycle of anxiety and shame.

The Busy Procrastinator

Busy procrastinators are just too busy to actually get down to the bottom of their to-do list. Everything seems equally important and they can’t decide what to do first. Choosing only one task would mean that the others won’t get done, and just like in the case of The Perfectionist, nothing gets done. What this type of procrastinator needs is a big dose of prioritizing.

Which procrastinator are you?

Planning is an elegant way of procrastinating.

Nozomi Morgan

In business, it’s exciting to plan and visualize. But what’s the pitfall of excessive planning? You’ll stay locked in neutral. Waiting around until something is perfect prevents it from becoming fully realized.

Here’s how to step into an action oriented mindset.

I was stressed about my exam week and to calm myself and relax a little before i started studying, i went to Tumblr. Then I realized that it’s weird to do that, you’re stressed and you go to Tumblr? The only way to get rid of that stress is by starting to study. Do not procrastinate, the stress will only get worse. 

It’s good that I realize this before the exam week and not during, haha it will not be the first time that good ideas come too late. 

Happy studying! 

It’s the middle of the day in the middle of the workweek, and we are really identifying with this “Procrastination” submission by queenmob at the moment.

Looking to take part in the procrastination celebration? Score some design submissions, and ignore whatever else you were supposed to be doing!