Inside our heads we all have both a rational decision-maker and an instant gratification monkey - says writer and blogger Tim Urban in the Blog Wait But Why? When it comes to things like homework and studying, we would all love it if the rational decision-maker was in charge and we finished our work regularly as planned. Unfortunately for most of us, the instant gratification monkey is King - so we tend not to. We get diverted.
For most students, when it comes to procrastination, only the Panic Monster can overrule the monkey!