Yes, precrastination has its downsides. Below are ten ways our precrastination gets the best of us in our relationships and social lives.
- Scheduling a catch-up with someone you don’t want to see just to get it over with.
- Ending a relationship in order to preempt an inevitable break-up later.
- Arriving early to an event even though it results in the awkwardness of being first to arrive.
- Always being the organizer of group events and outings, even though it means you don’t get to enjoy them as much as everyone else.
- Frequently asking a loved one to do a quick favor for you while they’re busy doing something else.
- Asking a loved one for a status update on something they already told you they would do next week.
- Planning a life together on the first date.
- Choosing a wedding day outfit before getting engaged.
- Determining what your child is passionate about before they’re old enough to have a say.
- Writing a thank you note before the whole gift has arrived.
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