Procrastination Is Literally Killing You

If you tend to put it off, consider your health.

“chronic procrastinators avoid taking care of themselves as much as they should—from going to the doctor to exercising to eating right. An even more immediate route is that the stress of unnecessary delay takes a psychophysiological toll on the body and leaves a person vulnerable to illness.”

“procrastination scores in the heart disease group were significantly higher than those in the healthy group. The links between procrastination and both harmful coping styles—behavioral disengagement and self-blame—were also stronger in people with hypertension or cardiovascular disease (HT/CVD). The evidence also suggests these coping strategies ultimately led to increased stress for this group.”

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