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How procrastination can negatively impact your mental and physical health, according to a study

“Procrastination” derives from the Latin verb relaxerWhich means postpone till tomorrow.

Whether it is an executive who postpones the month-end report, a woman who postpones her visit to the doctor, or a man who assures that next month he will start exercising in the morning, A promise he repeats over and over again, without starting at any point.

are various causes delay, which motivates a person to be in that state. Now, a new study of more than 3,000 Swedish university students found that procrastination was associated with poorer mental health, such as depression, anxiety and stress, as well as unhealthy lifestyle behaviors and some physical and mental muscle soreness.

Conclusion, published in JAMA Network Open Journalrevealed a link to unhealthy lifestyle behaviors such as poor sleep quality, poor levels of inactivity, tobacco or alcohol use, as well as psychosocial health factors such as greater loneliness and greater economic hardship.

researchers of Stockholm University measured AleProcrastination was measured using 5 items from the Swedish version Pure Delay Scale (PPS), Items were rated on a scale from 1 (very little or not at all) to 5 (very often or always) and added to give a total procrastination score from 5 to 25.

according to the mean procrastination score at the beginning of study was 12.9, Furthermore, the author procrastination described as “a form of self-regulatory failure associated with personality traits such as impulsivity, absent-mindedness, and low conscientiousness“. It also has the potential to affect academic success.

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