One common misconception about procrastinators is that they have poor time management skills. While this may sometimes be the case, there are often deeper issues at play. those who are prone to chronic procrastination may find help at Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa, Fl & Brandon, Fl with emotional regulation and stress management more valuable than skills-training for time management. This is because procrastination may stem partly from an inability to cope with difficult emotions in the moment or from a fear of being unable to cope with negative emotion.
All people procrastinate from time to time. The ability to temporarily distract yourself from stress and unpleasant tasks could even be an important coping mechanism in a high-stress society.
While it may come with benefits, procrastination can also limit your productivity. Some people spend so much time procrastinating that they are unable to complete important daily tasks. They may have a strong desire to stop procrastinating but feel they cannot do so.
Procrastination itself is not a mental health diagnosis. It can, however, be a characteristic feature of some mental health issues such as depression or anxiety.
If procrastination occurs so frequently that it negatively interferes with daily functioning, therapy at Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa, Fl & Brandon, Fl can help a person identify why and when they procrastinate, replace self-defeating thoughts with more productive thoughts, and learn new behavioral strategies to cope with stress.