They love the pain of the struggle to reach the next level. They love the pain of pushing and pushing and pushing to gain that one inch in the right direction. They love the pain of coming up short because they didn't focus or try hard enough. They love the pain of knowing they'll still fall down, get scraped and bruised, and have to get back up and keep moving forward. They love the lessons they learn every single time they make a mistake. Get comfortable with the discomfort of the winning process. When we have a good diversion, that is to say, something that helps us to avoid our tasks, they often reinforce themselves while we're engaged in them, which then makes it even more difficult to stop engaging in them. So, the longer I channel-surfed without finding a program that I liked, the more concerned I became that if I stopped channel surfing, I might wind up missing a good program. That explains why some procrastinators find it difficult to turn their television sets off. The act of floating covers our anxious minds in warm blankets of peace, serenity, reassurance, and safety; this helps to explain why we're so apt to divert our attention from our tasks with little regard for the consequences of our inaction--as we float away in an ignorant bliss. Although floating works against us in many ways, we might not wish to totally change from our distractions because they reward our conscious minds with feelings of security, in spite of all the upheavals they cause us. While the diagnosis may vary depending on where we happen to be living in the world, the actual symptoms are usually not that different. Whether or not people dealing with depression actually get help is often going to depend on the kind of mental health services that are available. Unfortunately, this is a particular problem in poorer countries that have only a few psychiatrists or other mental health professionals. This often means critical delays in treatment as a result. While international health agencies such as the World Health Organization are trying to increase awareness about disorders such as depression, much more needs to be done. Beginning in the early 1980s in England, the goth subculture rapidly spread to North America where it became an extremely popular alternative to more dominant music cultures. Inspired by the "gothic rock" of bands such as The Doors as well as gothic horror movies, art, and literature, "goths" (as fans were often called) could usually be identified by their preference for "edgy" bands such as Bauhaus, Sisters of Mercy, and The Cure. Along with a conspicuously gloomy attitude, black hair, black eyeliner, dark fingernail polish, goths also preferred to wear "somber" clothing copied from the styles of previous centuries as well as to imitate the "cultured decadence" found in classic horror novels as written by Anne Rice and other authors. While not as popular as it once was, the goth movement continues to attract followers worldwide and has become linked to other subculture movements such as punk rock and death music.

Another popular subculture often identified with goth is the emo subculture. Though the actual origin of the word emo is obscure, this music genre is usually identified by the emotional expression, hardcore (and often confessional) lyrics, and the distinctive fashion styles preferred by fans. However, I think one of the most interesting studies to disembark the cabin recently (2015) is one by Katherine DeCelles and Michael Norton which examined instances of air rage'. <a href=''>Air</a> rage is unruly or violent behaviour on the part of a passenger caused by physiological and psychological stresses associated with air travel. <a href=''>It</a> includes acting in a threatening manner to the staff, removing your trousers and sitting in your boxers for the entire flight ... <a href=''>one</a> person even tried to choke the passenger in front of him because that person had leaned his seat back. <a href=''>What</a> the two professors (from Harvard Business School and the University of Toronto, respectively) examined was not only whether, for instance, the size of the individual seats or delays correlated with air rage, but also the class structure in these microcosms of society - in other words, inequality. <a href=''>They</a> found that physical inequality - the presence of a first-class cabin - on an aeroplane is associated with more frequent air rage back in economy class. <a href=''>Passengers</a> in economy class were almost four times more likely to choke the guy in front of them if they were on a plane with a first-class section. <a href=''>In</a> fact, according to the authors of the study, the presence of first class has the same or an even bigger effect on the odds of air rage as a nine-and-a-half-hour flight delay. <a href=''>When</a> you're getting a lot more done than everyone else, you say things like, My time is extremely important, I have to use my time wisely, I don't want to waste my time, and That's a waste of my time. <a href=''>When</a> time is the thing that's most important to you, you're more focused, clear, efficient, and living with a constant sense of urgency. <a href=''>You</a> know time is running out, you don't understand why everyone else is screwing around, and you know you won't be dying with any regrets. <a href=''>You</a> know you're going to get every single thing done that you want to get done. <a href=''>You</a> can never get time back. <a href=''>The</a> sand never stops falling in your hourglass and you can never take the sand from the bottom and put it back into the top. <a href=''>Once</a> it falls, it's there forever. <a href=''>What</a> are you doing with that time? <a href=''>Are</a> you making sure it's not a waste or are you just sitting there and watching it? <a href=''>As</a> long as the sand is falling in your hourglass, you have no time to waste on low-value thoughts, activities, habits, and people. <br /><br /><a href=''>You</a> can't afford not to be on the ball, focused, and getting as much done as you can. <a href=''>Be</a> as meticulous with your time as you are with keeping track of your money. <a href=''>If</a> you don't purposely waste money, don't purposely waste time. <a href=''>While</a> my conscious mind was being flooded with those warm and reassuring feelings, I felt that all was right in my world. <a href=''>Occasionally,</a> the thought of a task I didn't want to deal with would distract me for a moment, which made me feel anxious. <a href=''>Luckily,</a> all I needed to do was flick my fingertip on my remote control, and a new distraction would appear on the television screen. <a href=''>Given</a> the power that floating gives us to subdue anxiety, probably faster than any pill known to man, how would you compare the act of floating to the act of say, balancing your checkbook? <a href=''>Which</a> activity would you prefer to engage in? <a href=''>For</a> a habitual procrastinator like myself, floating was undeniably appealing. <a href=''>Because</a> of the power it had to distract me, over time, floating changed me; it made me far less likely to sit down and deal with any task that seemed less appealing than most of my diversions. <a href=''>In</a> essence, floating had the effect of conditioning my mind's willpower to wither and fade away. <a href=''>I</a> can recall how, when I was a high school student, I could concentrate for long stretches of time at math and science, subjects that occupied the intellectual resources of my mind; however, due to my prolonged floating as an adult, I've lost some of those abilities. <a href=''>My</a> condition reached the point where merely the thought of sitting down to some tasks became nearly impossible unless they were directly linked to dire and unacceptable consequences. <a href=''>For</a> example, the only way I could sit down to balance my checkbook was if I were concerned that the bank might have made an error, and if I didn't reconcile my checkbook, I would have to forfeit the loss. <a href=''>Going</a> along hand in hand with the mental effects of floating are its physical effects. <a href=''>Because</a> diversions command our attention, we are apt to lose track of time while engaged in them. <a href=''>We</a> may stay up far too late watching television and then wake up late the next morning, or suffer from low energy because we haven't had a full night's sleep. <a href=''>As</a> a result, we might stumble in late to work the next day, hoping no one notices our lethargy. <a href=''>Similar</a> to goth styles in many ways, emo fans have a preference for studded belts, black wristbands, flat hair, and long bangs that often cover the face. <a href=''>In</a> the same way that goth fans are called goths, emo fans tend to be referred to as emo kids or, simply, emos. <br /><br /><a href=''>For</a> both goths and emos, however, media stories have long suggested that some marginalized youths belonging to these subcultures have been involved in rampage shootings. <a href=''>The</a> most well-known example was the 1999 Columbine Massacre in which the two youths responsible were described in news stories as being part of a goth "cult." Later research has disputed this conclusion and suggests that goths and emos are far more likely to be victims of violence rather than engaging in violence themselves. <a href=''>Still,</a> the stigma surrounding goth and emo youths often leads to their being viewed with suspicion by police, teachers, and parents' groups. <a href=''>But</a> there is far more evidence showing that youths who identify themselves as goth or emo are prone to self-harm behavior and suicide attempts. <a href=''>For</a> example, a 2006 study examining more than twelve hundred youths from ages eleven to nineteen showed that lifetime rates of self-harm and suicide attempts was highest among youths who identified themselves as strong goths. <a href=''>Even</a> adjusting for other factors such as substance use and history of depression did little to change the results. <a href=''>But</a> it is not only the economy passengers that are behaving badly. <a href=''>When</a> people from a higher social class are more aware of their upper-class status, they are more likely to engage in antisocial behaviour, to be less compassionate and to feel that they are entitled. <a href=''>Or,</a> to use the scientific term for individuals engaging in antisocial behaviour:assholes'. In addition - and here is where I think it gets fascinating - the study found that the economy passengers who had to walk through first class to get to their seat were more likely to express air rage. Broadly speaking, you can board from the front, the middle or the back of the plane - and only boarding from the front will send you through the section where you can witness what you get in first class. Seeing the free champagne, the fully reclining seats and the smug smiles on the faces of the first-class passengers made people travelling in economy two times more likely to put their hands around somebody's throat. Find where you can use your time more wisely and plug the holes where time is leaking out and being wasted. Time spent listening to music in the bathroom, car, at the gym, walking, etc., could be spent listening to people who teach you, help you, and make you better. Spend that time listening to lectures, motivational speeches, podcasts, or audiobooks that provide value, help you learn and grow, or solve problems for you. Squeeze every second out of your day and don't let a minute slip by. When you sleep in for an extra 2 hours, instead of ignoring it, remember that you just lost 120 minutes you can never get back. It's important. Whenever you're trying to reach goals and accomplish anything, create a strict schedule to weed out potential wastes of time and stick to it until you've reached your goal and hit your target. If you're like me and consistently creating and hitting goals, then create a permanent schedule and routine to help you quickly move forward, hit targets, and reach goals.

Your schedule is how your time will be used and your routine is the collections of behavior and habits that help you stick to your schedule. It's hard to stick to a schedule without a routine and the good part is if you focus on sticking to a schedule, your routine handles itself. Habitual procrastinators often experience profound difficulty in seeing the good in accomplishing a task because some of its aspects may overwhelm them. They may perceive of a task as being boring or simply less interesting than a pleasant diversion might offer them. Procrastinators may also experience frustration at a task that proves to be somewhat complicated because they haven't dealt with that sort of task in a long while. We could say their mental muscles were out of shape due to lack of use. Habitual procrastinators look at their tasks as though they are standing at the foot of a mountain, craning their necks, and fixing their sight upon its crest. "How could anyone climb that? Impossible!" Thus, we tend to judge our challenges and then give up before even making an attempt at them. If we do that for long enough, we not only lose the ability to deal with our tasks, we also lose our ability to view them objectively and to see the positive payoffs that would come from successfully dealing with them. In other words, we lose our perspective. The typical person who is not a procrastinator deals with his tasks, first and foremost, because his tasks need to be done. His mental muscles are strong because he uses them a lot, and for different sorts of tasks. He also tends to use time, rather than allowing time to slip away unused. A later study published in 2015 showed that youths who self-identified as goths at the age of fifteen were up to three times more likely to be diagnosed with depression at the age of eighteen than non-goths. Similar results were also found for the likelihood of self-harm attempts even when other possible contributing factors were taken into account. While there is relatively little research looking at youths who are part of the emo subculture, available results suggest that emo youths may also be at an increased risk for depression and self-harm. Though there is evidence of a link between goth/emo membership and depression, it still isn't clear why this relationship exists. Does being part of the goth or emo scene cause suicidal depression or are people who are already prone to these mental health issues more likely to become goths or emo kids? In fact, researchers have suggested that young people who are already feeling suicidal may actually benefit from joining goth or emo groups.