Want to understand procrastination? U=EV/ID is the formula according to Prof Piers Steel. Urmee Khan brings this to our attention in an online British Telegraph article.
The ‘U’ stands for utility, or the desire to complete a given task. It is equal to the product of E, the expectation of success, and V the value of completion, divided by the product of I, the immediacy of the task, and D, the personal sensitivity to delay.
I don’t know how you would ever begin to measure those variables but it is interesting to consider the inter-relationships.