Procrastination and Guilt, A Pithy Post

Psychology Today writer Timothy Pychyl, writes on procrastination and guilt, based on the work of Rollo May. His post is called “10 Sentences on Guilt and Chronic Procrastination”. Here are three of those sentences.

  1. The emotion most strongly associated with procrastination is guilt.
  2. According to the existential psychologist Rollo May, guilt does not result from violating a generally accepted moral code; it results from not approaching or striving towards our full potential.
  3. The guilt we feel about chronic procrastination is the result of not living up to our potential, not authentically engaging in our own lives.

There’s a couple of really potent sentences I’ve not quoted, and I urge you to go to the original article, which is here. Additionally, Dr. Pychyl has written quite a few articles on procrastination, so if that’s something you struggle with you might want to check them out. Do it today!

Kalea Chapman, Psy.D.


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Clinical Psychologist practicing in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

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