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11 Common Reasons You Procrastinate

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Do you like pushing things off?
Or maybe you don’t like too but it happens.
Today we’re discussing 11 reasons why you might procrastinate.

Two Reasons You Procrastinate 

I know, I'm confusing you.
One second, I say 11 and the next I say 2. 

That's exactly what the internet does.
One guru says one thing. Another expert says something else.
Which leaves you more confused than you started. 

I will be sharing with you 11 common reasons you might procrastinate.
But first, you'll want to understand this: 

There are two reasons for procrastination:

  • A lack of motivation
  • ​A weak cognitive function

Every reason you think you procrastinate actually stems from one these two main reasons (or both!)

I did some research and found 11 common reasons people say they procrastinate. 
As I share them with you, I'll also share with you the core issue it's related to. 

Ready?

11 Common Reasons You Procrastine 

  • Not wanting to do something? Lack of motivation or cognitive function (You may not want to do something simply because that topic doesn't interest you. You can also not be interested in doing something because you have a weak cognitive function, which makes it challenging for your brain, so now your brain is not interested.)
  • ​Not knowing what needs to be done? Weak cognitive functions (This is probably defining the problem or clear perception.)
  • ​Not knowing how to do something? Weak cognitive function (This is probably hypothetical thinking & hypothetical testing but can also be many others like comparing or summing up.)
  • ​Overwhelm? Weak cognitive function (This is usually clear perception)
  • ​Thinking that you can finish it at the last minute? Weak cognitive functions (Mainly understanding time.)
  • ​Lacking the initiative to get started? Lack of motivation & cognitive functions (This is often struggling to understand reality, define the problem and hypothetical thinking.)
  • ​Forgetting? Weak cognitive function (This is probably working memory, planning or categorization)
  • ​Fear of Failure? Weak cognitive function (This is Perseverance. It can also show up as lack of motivation)
  • ​Perfectionism? Weak cognitive function (This often comes from considering another viewpoint, perseverance or being precise.)
  • ​Lack of purpose? Lack of motivation (Another way to think of this is coming from an emotional issue.)
  • ​Distracting environment - Cognitive Function of Clear perception or using relevant cues

Your Challenge

There you have it! 11 Common reasons you procrastinate you can see clearly how they all fall under either motivation or cognitive functions.

Your Challenge this week is notice whenever you give a reason for procrastination and take a moment to figure out if it is motivation or cognitive. 
After a couple of days, you'll see which one is more common more you. 

If you struggle because of motivation relisten to episode 375.
If you struggle because of cognitive functions, relisten to episode 368 and episode 373 which will help you get started.


You have any more questions, feel free to hit me up on Instagram or TikTok @lifepixuniversity and I’ll do my best to answer.

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11 Common Reasons You Procrastinate

CUSTOM JAVASCRIPT / HTML



Do you like pushing things off?
Or maybe you don’t like too but it happens.
Today we’re discussing 11 reasons why you might procrastinate.

Two Reasons You Procrastinate 

I know, I'm confusing you.
One second, I say 11 and the next I say 2. 

That's exactly what the internet does.
One guru says one thing. Another expert says something else.
Which leaves you more confused than you started. 

I will be sharing with you 11 common reasons you might procrastinate.
But first, you'll want to understand this: 

There are two reasons for procrastination:

  • A lack of motivation
  • ​A weak cognitive function

Every reason you think you procrastinate actually stems from one these two main reasons (or both!)

I did some research and found 11 common reasons people say they procrastinate. 
As I share them with you, I'll also share with you the core issue it's related to. 

Ready?

11 Common Reasons You Procrastine 

  • Not wanting to do something? Lack of motivation or cognitive function (You may not want to do something simply because that topic doesn't interest you. You can also not be interested in doing something because you have a weak cognitive function, which makes it challenging for your brain, so now your brain is not interested.)
  • ​Not knowing what needs to be done? Weak cognitive functions (This is probably defining the problem or clear perception.)
  • ​Not knowing how to do something? Weak cognitive function (This is probably hypothetical thinking & hypothetical testing but can also be many others like comparing or summing up.)
  • ​Overwhelm? Weak cognitive function (This is usually clear perception)
  • ​Thinking that you can finish it at the last minute? Weak cognitive functions (Mainly understanding time.)
  • ​Lacking the initiative to get started? Lack of motivation & cognitive functions (This is often struggling to understand reality, define the problem and hypothetical thinking.)
  • ​Forgetting? Weak cognitive function (This is probably working memory, planning or categorization)
  • ​Fear of Failure? Weak cognitive function (This is Perseverance. It can also show up as lack of motivation)
  • ​Perfectionism? Weak cognitive function (This often comes from considering another viewpoint, perseverance or being precise.)
  • ​Lack of purpose? Lack of motivation (Another way to think of this is coming from an emotional issue.)
  • ​Distracting environment - Cognitive Function of Clear perception or using relevant cues

Your Challenge

There you have it! 11 Common reasons you procrastinate you can see clearly how they all fall under either motivation or cognitive functions.

Your Challenge this week is notice whenever you give a reason for procrastination and take a moment to figure out if it is motivation or cognitive. 
After a couple of days, you'll see which one is more common more you. 

If you struggle because of motivation relisten to episode 375.
If you struggle because of cognitive functions, relisten to episode 368 and episode 373 which will help you get started.


You have any more questions, feel free to hit me up on Instagram or TikTok @lifepixuniversity and I’ll do my best to answer.

ST Rappaport Brain Coach for entrepreneurs png
1.png

Hi, I'm ST,

Just like you, I want to be more efficient and effective.

Most entrepreneurs want to grow their business but already got a lot of stress.
At LifePix University we help you rewire your brain to become more efficient and effective while experiencing more inner peace.
Learn more here.

3.png

Your Essential Guide

to Cognitive Functions

This guide will give you all you need to start improving your cognitive functions. Learn what all 28 thinking skills are, how they apply to you and what you can do today to begin improving them.

2.png

Cognitive Functions Assessment

Thinking is not one big thing. Thinking is made up of 28 parts, called cognitive functions.
Take the FREE assessment to see where each of your cognitive functions are currently at. 

1 Million downloads per epidode the LifePix University Podcast.png

We're on for 1M downloads

By the end of 2025

Can you help us reach our goal? 
Share this podcast with someone you love!












































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