Girls Get Busy is a feminist creative platform that supports artists, writers and musicians.

free zines:

It turns out procrastination is not typically a function of laziness, apathy or work ethic as it is often regarded to be. It’s a neurotic self-defense behavior that develops to protect a person’s sense of self-worth.

You see, procrastinators tend to be people who have, for whatever reason, developed to perceive an unusually strong association between their performance and their value as a person. This makes failure or criticism disproportionately painful, which leads naturally to hesitancy when it comes to the prospect of doing anything that reflects their ability — which is pretty much everything.

But in real life, you can’t avoid doing things. We have to earn a living, do our taxes, have difficult conversations sometimes. Human life requires confronting uncertainty and risk, so pressure mounts. Procrastination gives a person a temporary hit of relief from this pressure of “having to do” things, which is a self-rewarding behavior. So it continues and becomes the normal way to respond to these pressures.

Particularly prone to serious procrastination problems are children who grew up with unusually high expectations placed on them. Their older siblings may have been high achievers, leaving big shoes to fill, or their parents may have had neurotic and inhuman expectations of their own, or else they exhibited exceptional talents early on, and thereafter “average” performances were met with concern and suspicion from parents and teachers.

David Cain, “Procrastination Is Not Laziness” (via sociolab)


(via joansuffrajett)

(Source: error4583324, via joansuffrajett)

Blog comments powered by Disqus
  1. themindisacity reblogged this from ghost-drunk
  2. ghost-drunk reblogged this from asianburnout
  3. queenbishop reblogged this from tekka-chama
  4. leliana-wears-bunny-slippers reblogged this from i-believe-in-john-watson
  5. disturbedbyjoy reblogged this from kingofattolia
  6. friendlyneighbourhoodlucifer reblogged this from leepala
  7. b0njour-tristesse reblogged this from and-never-lose-your-flames
  8. frosty-ass-dragons reblogged this from tekka-chama
  9. daecus reblogged this from fulcrumisthebomb
  10. tekka-chama reblogged this from fulcrumisthebomb
  11. th3riddl3r reblogged this from thefayebelle
  12. thefayebelle reblogged this from wellhellorose
  13. nebelkatze reblogged this from eternusmysterium
  14. imsupersadbuthellarad reblogged this from forrestleroo
  15. youryouresostupid reblogged this from mysassonlife
  16. 4u70n0m0u5 reblogged this from fulcrumisthebomb
  17. cinereoargenteus reblogged this from fulcrumisthebomb
  18. forrestleroo reblogged this from fulcrumisthebomb
  19. mysassonlife reblogged this from wellhellorose
  20. a-girl-of-many-fandoms521 reblogged this from thecharmwasbroken
  21. allymaly reblogged this from i-believe-in-john-watson
  22. thisisthelifetomakeemlaugh reblogged this from i-believe-in-john-watson
  23. theanimalliws reblogged this from fulcrumisthebomb
  24. iliveinaboxx reblogged this from i-believe-in-john-watson
  25. dark-spiritedbakura reblogged this from fulcrumisthebomb
  26. shut-up-steve-carlsberg reblogged this from fulcrumisthebomb
  27. wirewolf616 reblogged this from fulcrumisthebomb
  28. angelofmusicyoudeceivedme reblogged this from vitiumthevampire
  29. m-shady-and-marth-vader reblogged this from i-believe-in-john-watson