Can Self-Compassion Overcome Procrastination?

Putting something off can trigger a downward negative spiral. But a recent study suggests that being kind to yourself can help you achieve your goals.

Low self-compassion, high stress

Fuschia M. Sirois of Bishop’s University in Canada examined whether self-compassion—kindness and understanding toward one’s self in response to pain or failure
— could be related to procrastination and the stress and suffering that procrastination causes.

By Linda Graham