New research suggests that pre-crastination – the opposite of procrastination, could be hurting us. Badly.

The term is described as “the inclination to complete tasks quickly just for the sake of getting things done sooner rather than later.”

When could this come in to play? One example that is all too familiar is the urge to answer an email immediately instead of provide a thoughtful response.

This Elle piece explores the new research surrounding pre-crastination.