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A look into Sirois’ therapy of procrastination
Procrastination is a common problem that affects many people. It can lead to missed deadlines, unfinished tasks, and a feeling of guilt and frustration. Fuschia Sirois, a professor of psychology at the University of Sheffield, has developed a theory of procrastination that can help us better understand why we procrastinate and how to overcome it.
According to Sirois’ theory, procrastination is a result of two main lack of self-regulation and emotional regulation. Self-regulation is the ability to control our behavior and emotions in order to achieve our goals. Emotional regulation is the ability to manage our emotions in order to stay focused and motivated.
Sirois’ theory suggests that when we lack self-regulation and emotional regulation, we are more likely to procrastinate. This is because we are unable to control our behavior and emotions, which leads to a lack of motivation and focus. We may also be more likely to engage in activities that are not related to our goals, such as watching TV or browsing the internet.
Sirois’ theory also suggests that procrastination can be overcome by developing better self-regulation and emotional regulation skills. This can be done by setting realistic goals, breaking tasks down into smaller steps, and using positive self-talk to stay motivated. Additionally, it is important to recognize when we are feeling overwhelmed and take a break to recharge.
Overall, Fuschia Sirois’ theory of procrastination provides a useful framework for understanding why we procrastinate and how to overcome it. By developing better self-regulation and emotional regulation skills, we can become more productive and achieve our goals.
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