Why does alcohol overcome my procrastination?
August 21, 2005 7:38 PM Subscribe
Does anyone have any insights into the neuroscience behind alcohol's success in helping me overcome procrastination?
posted by hifimofo to health & fitness (19 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I don't mean a large amount of alcohol. Even a third of a standard drink is enough to make something go "click". This is a recent discovery, so I don't think it's a behavioural response, and under normal conditions I can tell when I have had such a small amount of alcohol, so I don't think it is a placebo effect.
Related to this, the more stimulants I have the more I procrastinate, and I am one of those people who at about 10 or 11 at night can finally sit down and start doing things.
If there is some neurochemistry involved in this, are there any non-alcoholic, non-pharmaceutical things I can use to replicate the effect?