Why People Wait 10 Days to Do Something That Takes 10 Minutes

Amanda Mull at The Atlantic: “Guilt and shame can be big parts of procrastination, if the procrastinator begins to internalize the desire to avoid dirty dishes as indicative of larger moral failings.” One researcher says: “We bring other things to this besides the task itself, and we tell ourselves stories about who we could be if we just buckled down and did that thing.” Yep.