Scientists find that people with a negative outlook on life are more likely to put off important things 10:25

Scientists from the University of Tokyo found that people who look optimistically about the future are less likely to postpone important things until later. Pessimists, on the contrary, tend to procrastinate. Research results published In the journal Scientific Reports.

296 Japanese people participated in the research. After passing special tests and surveys, the volunteers were divided into four groups based on their personal degree of optimism or pessimism. After that, the scientists asked the subjects to tell us how often they procrastinated, meaning they put off important things until later.

As an emotional and psychological state, procrastination is different from laziness and rest. During rest, a person regains energy without thinking about performing certain tasks. Laziness is characterized by a complete reluctance to get down to business. A procrastinator wants to “take care” of important and urgent matters, but for some reason cannot get started. Putting off tasks for the future leads to guilt, loss of productivity, and low self-esteem.

The results showed that people who were optimistic about their future were less likely to become serious procrastinators. Scientists have suggested that positive thinking can reduce stress levels that trigger a strong desire to procrastinate.

Previous scientists connected financial optimism with low cognitive ability.

What are you thinking?

Source: Gazeta


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