When you put things off, those things don’t get any easier. In fact, it makes things that are normally easy to do more difficult. There’s that added element of time being more limited. This increases anxiety as well as the likelihood of error.
While procrastination makes things that are normally easy harder, it also makes things that are already hard ten times harder. There’s that added element of drawing closer to when you absolutely must complete a difficult task that demands a sufficient amount of time. This increases both anxiety AND dread.
This quote, by Mason Cooley, serves as a great reminder that procrastination usually does nothing to improve on any task, big or small. So when you feel the temptation to push things off, don’t. Remember that procrastination often makes those things harder to do. And like a vicious cycle, the harder they become, the more likely they are to be further procrastinated.