Procrastination – Why it happens and how to eliminate it
Excerpt: “…the way the prefrontal cortex and the amygdala in our brain react together is likely the actual culprit to procrastination. This means science shows that procrastination is more often a result of your emotions than a lack of self-discipline.
The amygdala is a set of neurons that resemble the shape of almonds and is found within the brain’s medial temporal lobe. It forms part of the limbic system, which plays an integral part in how we process our emotions and respond to fear.
In other words, when you approach a particular situation or challenge in life, your limbic system is what helps you feel pleasure or pain, and your amygdala is what helps you feel stressed or become fearful. It is directly responsible for your “fight or flight” response.
Your prefrontal cortex, on the other hand…”
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