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Often certain tasks may not interest you, so to avoid boredom, you delay in doing them. You put them off for some other day.To Procrastinate basically means to put off or delay doing something to a later date, due to your carelessness or laziness.
To put something off to a future time is an act of procrastination.
So when you don't focus on something that is important and waste your time in doing other things, it means you are procrastinating.
THE HABIT OF PROCRASTINATING MEANS DELAYING SOMETHING THAT REQUIRES IMMEDIATE ATTENTION.
It also means to POSTPONE DOING What one should do immediately but keeps Delaying NEEDLESSLY.
We generally procrastinate due to distraction, laziness or lack of interest in doing something.
Example 01 : Mother warned her son, " In this competitive world, don't procrastinate in deciding on the job offer, you may lose a good opportunity.
Example 02 : The teacher told her class, " If you keep procrastinating your homework, you will be punished."
Example 03 : After the retirement Eric had planned to learn basic computer skills, so he could write emails, but has always procrastinated his plans.
Example 04 : Every time mother asks Rachel about her wedding plans, she procrastinates the discussion ,saying she is yet not ready to get married.
Example 05 : John has been procrastinating to fix the broken rear tail light for more than a year.
Example 06 : If you find a suspicious mole on your skin, get it examined right away and do not procrastinate, as it could lead to something serious.
Example 07 : Mary always procrastinated in proposing John and one fine day she saw him married to someone else.
Example 08: Alice kept on procrastinating hitting the gym, until one fine day she found herself weighing beyond a 300 pounds.
Example 09 : Though Thomas was smart, but his constant procrastination led him to be late with almost every assignment.
Example 10 : After the age of 40, a pain in the chest, should be examined without procrastination, as it could lead to a heart attack.
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