Shirley Wang To Stop Procrastinating Analysis

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In Shirley Wang’s August 31st Wall Street Journal article “To Stop Procrastinating, Start by Understanding the Emotions Involved” is here to inform us that procrastination may seem like a silly little thing that can keep us from getting work done, but in some cases is considered a disease and can be treated with the right help. Procrastination may not seem serious to many people, but for some it can turn into a very serious disease. At the start of her article, Wang explains how procrastination is just considered “poor time-management”, and how most people blow it off. She describes it by saying people who are stressed tend to find little activities to take their minds off of it, but end up getting carried away with things like yard work or…show more content…
People see that short term happiness seems to be a better fit than. They choose to deal with the consequences after this choice rather than just sticking with the long term struggle and having more reward. The essential decision for procrastination is to not give into short term “feel good” or to go ahead and give in. Another type of procrastination is “moral compensation.” This is when you do something good instead of doing the thing you really need to work on. This method gives you the sense that you are actually doing good and not hurting yourself when you truly are. This could be considered one of the more dangerous types of procrastination. Ben Lockwood, who is a “moral compensation” procrastinator told Wang, “I would rather rob a bank than tell people I procrastinate.” Now that we know that procrastination has some risk; scientist know how to treat it. People with serious procrastination problems are made to do a 10-week program where they learn to overcome their problem. Some of the treatments are giving people big tasks, but instead of finishing all at once they break it up into little manageable sections and then reward them after they finish. This helps people learn to accomplish long term happiness rather than in the moment

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