Ever have that sinking feeling about a huge project that is due in two weeks and you are playing around here at LPSG? Well its happened to me and has caused great anxiety and some late nights playing catch up. This time I managed to bring upon a summertime cold because of all the stress it has produced. QUESTION: Why do we put off things when we know full well the negative consequences? I always thought procrastination is a product of the brain's way of delaying the pain of doing something you hate to do, like cleaning out the garage, tedious reports or research papers. Procrastination never strikes when planning vacations or projects I enjoy. Funny how that works, huh? It is always associated with things I dread but are required of me. I do have a perfectionism streak in me that doesnt help nor does having such accessible distractions like the internet. Do others have this problem? Any funny stories? Advice? If you suffer from this affliction have you done anything that has helped break the cycle? Not doing the task is not an option - so don't even go there.