Stress, guilt, anxiety, shame, and self-criticism aren’t exactly good for us.
Another issue is that chronic procrastinators needlessly delay health behaviors such as eating healthy, exercising, and getting enough sleep.
It seemed like I was always just running away from the guilt, numbing myself with endless hours of online gaming or watching TV series.
When I went out to meet friends or engage in some other leisure activities, there was always a cloud of guilt looming over me. Because I was never really productive, it felt like I never deserved any time off.
Pulling all-nighters and putting crappy food in our bodies may not be a big deal in the short-term, but over the long haul it results in serious health conditions such as diabetes or heart disease.
Not to mention the loss in energy, productivity, vitality, longevity, and so on!
As the house that was once neat and tidy is now very sloppy, there will not be very happy parents approaching the household.
If chores put off until the last minute, the person is thought of being lazy.
Last but not least, the lack of self-control that causes procrastination in the first place also means that procrastinators are more likely to engage in activities that are well-known to cause physical harm – smoking, drug abuse, overeating, risky driving, excessive alcohol use, unprotected sex, and so on.
Without a doubt, procrastination is bad for our health. Once again, it’s not surprising at all that procrastinators tend to do worse than their more disciplined peers.