Do You Procrastinate?

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LOL. Did I need to ask that question?

Seems like if you have ADHD, you must be a procrastinator. We are geniuses when it comes to putting things off and doing less important things first.

We also tend to be perfectionists, which just makes our procrastination worse. You want to do an amazing job, so you wait until just the right time to tackle that important project. Of course, by the time you really get around to doing it, you’ve waited so long that you end up doing a not so great job just to get it done.

At a blog called The Procrastination Equation you can take a procrastination quiz to find out how much of a procrastinator you are.

The quiz is from the University of Calgary and is about 70 questions long. It sounds like a lot, but it was really quick to take. Because this is a university study, they do ask questions like your age and income, but it is optional to answer them. You don’t have to share your email address either.

I took the test and it says that I am a “Master Procrastinator!”. It’s nice to be a master at something I guess.

The survey tells me that

when it comes to putting things off, you often do so even though you know you shouldn’t.

Hmmm….. how did they know?

It also says that I am

much more free-spirited, adventurous, and spontaneous than other people.

I like that.

In addition to these insights about myself, the survey results gave me ideas about goal setting, stimulus control and establishing routines.

Head on over and take the survey yourself. I think you will find it worthwhile.

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Lacy Estelle

Lacy Estelle is the writer of and the Podcast host for An ADD Woman.

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  1. I always feel guilty about my procrastination, which usually leads to more procrastination. I recently found a fantastic book entitled, “The Now Habit,” that fundamentally changed how I approach my procrastination and get things done. Using the power of positive psychology, author Neil Fiore explores the thought process of procrastination and then provides a comprehensive approach to overcoming this habit. Included in his strategies are plans for managing technology and understanding the complex role technology plays in our procrastination.