The Consequences of Procrastination

The physical, mental, and emotional consequences of procrastination can affect careers, relationships, and the overall quality of life for people who are prone to procrastination. It is important to take steps to stop procrastinating today to prevent these detrimental effects!

Physical Consequences

  • Raised blood pressure
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Hypertension and cardiovascular disease (among chronic procrastinators)
  • Procrastinators may also postpone healthy practices, such as regularly exercising, going to sleep on time, and visiting their doctors, which can cause many other health problems

Mental and Emotional Consequences

  • Frustration
  • Low self-esteem and self-belief
  • Higher levels of stress
  • Reduced creativity
  • Reduced learning abilities
  • Spiritual emptiness
  • Sense of helplessness
  • Envy of others who do not suffer from procrastination
  • Blaming and accusation in relationships
  • Distancing in relationships due to preoccupation with self-created problems



“Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases
and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.”
– Wayne Gretzky