Have you ever heard the term “Akrasia”? I hadn’t until recently. My first realization is that I have an “Akrasia” toward my relationship with chocolate. And exercise…
Dictionary.com defines Akraisa above. What word do we know this term better by? Procrastination!
We each could go on and on about procrastination in our lives. Procrastination often accompanies the word “But,…”
I loved this article and its example of Behavioral Psychology by James Clear. In it, he states “Human beings have been procrastinating for centuries. Even prolific artists like Victor Hugo are not immune to the distractions of daily life. The problem is so timeless, in fact, that ancient Greek philosophers like Socrates and Aristotle developed a word to describe this type of behavior: Akrasia.”
I believe it is a relief to know that procrastination is not a character flaw or that we have a real problem within ourselves. Anything we face can be a learning experience as long as we can commit to trying something new to help break an irritating habit. Most times the things we find wrong within ourselves are just habits we don’t like. It’s ok to try, it’s ok to fail but it’s really not acceptable to ignore what we know we can do better. We can only ask for progress in ourselves. To learn more follow the link below.