Most of us procrastinate to some degree. In fact, you probably stumbled upon this post because you’re avoiding something on your to-do list. And, while the internet is flooded with expert-backed strategies to become more efficient (ever heard of the 10-Minute Rule, the Rule of 52 and 17, or the 90-90-1 Rule?), it’s difficult to truly ditch your time-wasting habits if you don’t know why you’re procrastinating.
Thankfully, Dr. Joseph Ferrari—author of Still Procrastinating? The No-Regrets Guide to Getting it Done—identified several types of procrastination and the negative emotions most responsible for each type. After using this flow chart to figure out the kind of procrastinator you are, take a look at Dr. Ferrari’s targeted solutions to finally get back on track with your to-dos.