I work much better under pressure is the procrastinator's credo. People who chronically put things off until the last possible minute use panic and fear to motivate themselves to meet deadlines.
Panic shoots up our adrenalin, sharpens our focus and supercharges our energy and determination to succeed.
The problem is, we never really know exactly how long it will take to complete the task well. Faced with an unbending deadlines, we often have no time to recover from unforeseen problems and difficulties.
Often new and better ideas that we have no time to pursue appear during the last minute panic process.
Procrastinated work is rarely our best work.
Many people need an approaching deadline to jump start their energy and attention by a fear of failing to drive their desire to perform well.
focused, energized, decisive
Listen To What Procrastination Is Telling You - Your desire to delay may be an unconscious message that you're about to do the wrong thing or that you are about do it the wrong way.
Or perhaps procrastination is telling you there is information or an understanding you are missing, that you're not seeing the whole picture clearly. Or maybe it's a subconscious feeling you may not have to do it at all.
Recognize when you are procrastinating and understand why you are doing it. Consciously assess the situation and see where additional information
Sometimes Procrastination Makes Sense - We often don't know what to do about a situation or how to do it, so we just put off doing it or dealing with it until the answers become clear. In the absence of defined deadlines, this is often a good strategy.
Things may change and we may not have to deal with it at all. Or new information or changed situations may change
The Greater Fear Theory