The real reason why ‘procrastinate’ is your middle name

If you’re constantly finding yourself behind on a deadline and late for mates – you’re probably a procrastinator.

And you’re not alone!

A recent study has shown that the percentage of chronic procrastinators has grown from about 5 per cent in the 1970’s to around 20 per cent today.

So what’s going on?

Part of the reason has to do with technology. There’s so much to do online, that putting off until tomorrow (and the day after) what we could do today is almost natural. Now play that hilarious ‘sneezing panda’ viral again!

A recent study showed that 60 per cent of respondents who checked an email or a social media ping in the middle of work – actually forgot what they were thinking about.

Sound familiar?!

Email and social media took away an hour of productivity for about 36 per cent of survey takers, and 16 per cent lost more than an hour.

But there may be more to it than that. A new study on twins published in Psychological Science has found there may be a genetic link!

The siblings in the study tended to have similar levels of procrastination.

The study also claimed that people who are impulsive tend to also be procrastinators, and vice-versa.

We don’t think your boss is going to swallow any of these excuse though, so log off Facebook and get back to work!