When we intentionally put off doing something that should be done, it’s called procrastination. Maybe it’s studying for a test, going to the doctor, or figuring out your taxes. At one time or another, we’ve procrastinated about something. But when procrastination starts creeping into too many aspects of our lives, it’s time to do something about it. Procrastination can become chronic.
Chronic procrastination is when putting things off becomes a default behavior, leading to decreased functioning in your professional, relational, personal, and financial life.