Putting things off or not finishing are behaviors that many of us adopt to avoid uncomfortable feelings of pain, guilt, shame, anxiety or fear. Procrastinators come in all sizes and shapes, young and old, all colors, denominations, from all walks of life and many cultures. Procrastinators are not stupid, weak, or bad.
Procrastination is not a disease although procrastinators rarely seem to be able to recover from it. If you Google the word procrastination, you will discover that we tend to view procrastination as a horrendous condition, impossible to conquer. It is so daunting that, according to experts on many different websites, we should seek to: avoid it, trick it, manage it, get around it, learn to live with it, structure it, control it, reduce it or push past it. As a psychotherapist with over twenty-five years experience, I know that it is possible to put an end to this behavior.