The Psychological Origins of Procrastination and How to Stop Putting Things Off

      The blog “The Psychological Origins of Procrastination and How to Stop Putting Things Off”  by Elliot Berkman & Jordan Miller-Ziegler explains a concept all of us are familiar with, procrastination. Procrastination is when we choose to value something else, instead of choosing to value an important project and, starting a project at that time. It’s the mecca of excuses that is always given when we undesire to complete certain tasks. This brings us to wonder if it’s just a bad habit or it the way we are wired sometimes? When it comes to procrastination the individual usually knows it, believes it, and admits it, but we still manage to procrastinate. Thankfully the article also includes strategies that can help us improve. We can enhance the value of a task in order to help us prioritize it and complete it a lot faster. Another strategy the blog suggests is to make deadlines a lot closer than they are, this allows us to make a task more of a priority. Procrastination can be overcome if we just motivate ourselves to prioritize the completion of important tasks.  

The general audience of this blog is one of two types. An individual who procrastinates and is looking for  a psychological solution to stop; or an individual who doesn’t procrastinate, has curiosity about the subject and/or wants to educate themselves from happening.

      The blog is written in an informative and research style. He uses diction that is easy for anyone to understand and connect with; yet still manages to add psychological facts that make that article sound intellectual.   

      The writer uses intellectual, factual, and actual facts that can seem appealing to any audience who is reading this article. He makes the article easy to ready and easy to connect with, which will most likely have a positive effect on the reader.The fact that the writer used himself as a primary example it is most likely to grab the audience’s attention even more, because the facts that are being provided are based on reality and actual life experiences.