What happens when you procrastinate too much

Posted On: Nov 15, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Procrastination feels great to us because we aren't always fans of working, but it's not so great for our brains.
When you choose to watch TV over doing laundry or washing the dishes, you've just launched an all-out battle in your brain .
Watch the video above to find out what happens when the prefrontal cortex fights with the limbic system and how chronic procrastinators can be more productive .
There's a reason why people are such bad procrastinators. It's easy: Procrastinating feels great. But it's not so great for your brain since it pits two of your brain's heavy hitters, your limbic system, and your prefrontal cortex into a literal head-to-head match.
The following is a transcript of the video.
Most of us have procrastinated at some point in our lives. But about one in every five of us are compulsive about it. Putting off tasks and chores nearly every chance they get.
They're called chronic procrastinators. And it turns out, this behavior does a lot more damage than you might think.
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