Yes, precrastination has its downsides. Below are ten ways our precrastination gets the best of us in our day-to-day lives.
- Eating food before it cools down.
- Going to the store for one item without checking first to see what else is needed.
- Being the first to volunteer and ending up with way too much to do.
- Responding to texts or emails before having complete information.
- Diverting attention from whatever is in progress to check the latest email notification.
- Investing in all the equipment for a new hobby before you know you like it.
- Arriving early and ending up waiting in line before a store opens.
- Purchasing an item at full price that will almost certainly go on sale before it’s time to use it.
- Planning activities around a weather forecast that will inevitably change.
- Finishing a task even at the expense of personal comfort, such as thirst, hunger, or having to use the bathroom.
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