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.
There have been times when I just won’t turn in an assignment because it’s not to my liking and then I avoid that class for like a week because I’m mortified I didn’t turn anything in and it turns into a huge mess because I get really behind and start to panic and then have to face the professor and ahhhhhh(via mpusa)