stressed person sitting at library study pod staring at laptop

5 Reasons You Procrastinate (And 1 Solution)

“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”
- Douglas Adams

1. Low Energy

man sitting at dining room table, propping head in hand, looking out of window, stressed
Some people chronically have low levels of energy throughout the day which prevents them from maximizing their productivity. Finding ways to sustainably improve energy levels (e.g. eating a big breakfast) can pay off in terms of output.

2. Poor Task Management Habits

stressed person in beige jacket sitting at desk, writing on piece of paper with pen
The most popular social media companies are spending millions of dollars every year to research, test, and optimize their platforms to make them as addicting as possible. The end result is that millions of people all over the world can’t go five minutes without checking their notifications on these platforms. This kills your productivity, so finding a way to escape the frequent habit of checking these apps, possibly through another app that locks you out for a specified time, will allow you to continue to stay on top of the task at hand.

3. Feeling Overwhelmed

overwhelmed woman holding head in hands in front of laptop and notebook
Some tasks are 10x bigger than others, and knowing they are has the ability to make them feel 100x more difficult. However, everything can be broken into smaller pieces. When confronted with a large project, try to do the easy “low-hanging fruit” tasks first to build momentum as you get to the harder stuff.

4. Lacking Motivation

silhouette of person in coat standing at lake edge at dusk and staring at horizon
Sometimes it’s just not your day, yet you still have work to do. This can be one of the most challenging problems when it comes to procrastination. The solution is often to go outside yourself to get the help that will push you forward. One way to do this is to tell people what you’re going to get done. By doing so, you now have one more person holding you accountable, which can increase motivation considerably.

5. Trouble Staying Focused

unfocused woman resting chin in hand and looking distractedly at corner of room


Distracting apps, boring work, doing too many things at once, the list goes on and on. It can sometimes feel impossible to stay concentrated on what needs to be done. Everyone has their own bad habits and problems with focusing, so finding a solution can be challenging; the best way to figure out how to find yours is to notice when you become distracted, realize why it happened, and then try to refocus your attention back to your work.

One-capsule focus support: BetterFocus

bettermind supplement for brain and focus alongside coffee beans, rosemary, sunflower, and other plants
BetterFocus is a nootropic, and nootropics are supplements that help improve cognitive function like memory, creativity, and motivation in healthy individuals. Unlike many other nootropics though, BetterFocus is balanced to deliver sustained energy and focus support for your entire workday without feeling things like jitters that come with drinking too much coffee. With natural ingredients specifically targeting your energy, ability to focus, and motivation, BetterFocus could be your one-capsule procrastination solution.
Learn more about BetterFocus
Back to blog