Stop Procrastinating – with Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Putting things off from time to time is normal behavior for most people. But for some people, procrastination is a severe problem. If the task seems overwhelming or just too hard to do, they would put it off until it causes them anxiety or even depression. Eventually, they will lack the motivation to do the task at all.

Why do people procrastinate excessively? Sometimes, it is simply because they have not learned time-management skills or the skills needed to prioritize. What is urgent? What is important? How much time should I allocate to a task? These people, although qualified, are not able to plan or complete complex tasks.  Others procrastinate because they lack the skills to complete a task.

When we feel overwhelmed by a task, we do what we can to avoid it. The more we avoid it, the more anxiety we feel, causing even more feelings of being overwhelmed, resulting in more procrastination.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Procrastination is a highly effective treatment for eliminating procrastination and getting on track to achieving targets and life goals. CBT is clinically-proven and backed by hundreds of scientific research studies.CBT for procrastination is tailored to the individual’s needs, making every effort to correct the root cause and to bring about a solution to the presenting problem. CBT will typically include some combination of the following interventions:

  • Functional analysis
  • Mindfulness training to target ineffective urges
  • Activity scheduling
  • Self-reinforcement strategies
  • Behavioral shaping strategies
  • Cognitive restructuring
  • Other CBT interventions

Connect with us to ask a question or schedule a consultation to determine whether CBT is right for you.