Translated from the original Latin meaning, procrastination quite literally means 'in favor of tomorrow'. We are always pursuing ways of being better off and procrastination seems to contradict this fact. Even though this is true it actually illustrates a very important point. What we do, or fail to do, is not just the result of our conscious choices, but often the result of habits or factors we are not aware of consciously. When you procrastinate, at some level of your unconscious thinking, you believe that taking the action will leave you worse off than actually taking the action.