Putting off chores costs us three years of our adult lives, a study has found.
Experts working for Microsoft search engine Bing found that an average of 69 minutes a day is spent postponing mundane tasks that we eventually do anyway.
Women procrastinate more than men but the figure for both sexes drops as they get older.
The study revealed that 65 per cent of 18 to 24 year-olds shy away from tasks at least once a day while the figure drops to 51 per cent among those over 55.
Romance can also take years off our lives - one in five spend more than two months trying to dump a lover while 54 per cent are brave enough to ask a person out within two days.