The Thief of Time: Procrastination

    The one thing in life we can not get back is the loss of time. As the clock ticks away, everything that occurred that day is gone forever. Memory allows people to reminisce on the time lost which can evoke good or bad recollections. The human behavior procrastination delays the time in completing a specific task with either an optimistic or pessimistic view.
      Some people use the mechanism known as low frustration tolerance to practice the behavior procrastination.   Low frustration of tolerance consists of the participant’s dissatisfaction with the task at hand at the time which results in delaying the task until he or she is in a positive state of mind to do the work.   If the task seems too daunting the procrastinator will continuously formulate excuses such as “I’ll do it tomorrow, when I feel better,” or “this is too much work.” These types of excuses facilitate the individual in rationalizing not doing their work. Low frustration of tolerance may seem logical for the individual at the moment, but becomes a hindrance in the future.
    The individual that uses low frustration tolerance to procrastinate assumes that he or she will be in a positive temperament   from yesterdays, last week, or last months disappointments. Each minute our lives change, so the individual can not guarantee that the next day they will be optimistic about completing their work. Eventually, the individual will find themselves in a tough predicament in which they are obligated to complete their work because they no longer have the time left to do so. A lack of preparation can result in poor or mediocre work.
  When a person becomes irate with a task they are given; it can cause them to build up resentment towards the person who distributed the assignment.