Video: Waiting until the last minute can actually do a number on your body. If you have a paper, presentation or something else due soon, the normal response is to procrastinate. It may feel gratifying, but all that stress and tension has serious effects on your health.
This short video from Men’s Health illustrates what’s happening in our bodies when we procrastinate. As it turns out, procrastination actually places our body in a highly alert, fight-or-flight state, much like stress. Chronic stress of this magnitude can lead to a whole host of worrisome health problems, but you’re not doomed. While time-sensitive obligations are unavoidable aspects of life, try to incorporate stress-relieving techniques into your day-to-day, like taking a bath, going for a walk and avoiding multitasking.
How Procrastination Is Killing You [Men’s Health]