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Procrastination is the act of delaying or postponing important tasks for later. It is associated with prioritizing less important, more pleasurable, and easier pursuits. It results in decreased productivity leading to an undermined personal and professional life.

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I have low energy and procrastination issues. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a student preparing for a competitive exam. The problem is I am good at memorizing, and I know if I study consistently, I will do great, but I procrastinate a lot. I am quite slow in doing daily things and feel low in energy while doing daily activities. I always think I will start t...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your situation. You must stop procrastinating. There is no medication to deal with it. You are the only person who can do it. There is no meaning if you are so talented until you are not a hard worker. A hardworking person can beat any talented person. ...  Read Full »

I am not able to concentrate on any task. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am not able to concentrate on any priority task. I know if I do not do things, I will be in trouble, still I am drowning myself in doing useless things, wasting my time and it has been a very long time but I could not do what I am supposed to do. I have an advanced degree. I have kno...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I do not find any psychiatric illness but it is more like you are lazy and consciously wasting your time. You need to make a schedule and stick with it. There is no treatment...  Read Full »

Can PCOD lead to unstable mind?

Query: Hello doctor, I cannot concentrate on anything. My mind is not stable. I have my exams in next eight days but I am feeling like I do not want to give it because due procrastination, I have not prepared well and it is because I was not able to study but now my parents are forcing me to give that exam...  Read Full »

Dr. Ruhi Satija

Answer: Hi, Welcome to PCOD does lead to some hormonal disturbance, do you have any symptoms of PMS? Premenstrual syndrome? Because that might be an explanation of your mood swings and irritability. As for the lack of concentration issue, start small with some breathing exercises and relaxatio...  Read Full »

I procrastinate a lot. Is it psychological? Can it be rectified?

Query: Dear doctor, I am 34 years old and am married with two kids, the youngest of the two is 5 months. I have three queries. I procrastinate a lot. Is it psychological? Can it be rectified? I have low self-esteem. Things which happened in my past keep coming to my mind and it hurts me. My mum has told me...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. 1 & 2. A lot of individuals have the habit of procrastinating. If there are no other associated symptoms, we cannot label this as psychological. You have mentioned that you have low self-esteem and you think a lot about past. Sometime...  Read Full »

Is procrastination an associated mental illness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years old. I am a typical introvert person. My problem is I procrastinate a lot, sometimes because of social or workplace anxiety but sometimes just for nothing. I have read many online blogs and watched motivational videos about it. I can understand my problem and know what t...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Procrastination is a common trait present in almost all humans. You are insightful about your problem and its commendable that you are trying to address it and change yourself. Many people do not even recognize procrastination as a problem. As you know, people who ar...  Read Full »

How to deal with lack of concentration and procrastination?

Query: Hello doctor, I am disappointed about my failure in the job exam. My weak point is that I did not concentrate fully on my studies; my mind is flying here and there. Even, when I wake up early in the morning, I discover, my brain works whole night by thinking. And every morning I remember what had h...  Read Full »

Dr. Ruhi Satija

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Lack of concentration can be due to many reasons. From what I understand in your case is that you are under a lot of stress. When the brain is in stress, it tends to avoid the main task of finding relief by focusing on non-essential things. The first thing you shoul...  Read Full »

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