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Love to Procrastinate? Blame Mom, Dad and Your Family Genes

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New research claims procrastination isn't just a bad habit. (Photo : Flickr | Jessica Quinn)
New research claims procrastination isn’t just a bad habit.
(Photo : Flickr | Jessica Quinn)

 

If you’re someone who likes to put off till tomorrow what they can get done today, it’s not because you’re lazy or lacking drive. It’s either your parent’s fault or just bad genes.

That’s the reveal on new research exploring genetics and the “I’ll do it tomorrow” syndrome millions of people have.

The study claims procrastination, as well as a person’s impulsiveness, a tied to genetics and traits that stem from evolutionary places.

“Everyone procrastinates at least sometimes, but we wanted to explore why some people procrastinate more than others and why procrastinators seem more likely to make rash actions and act without thinking,” explains psychological scientist and study author Daniel Gustavson of the University of Colorado Boulder.

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