Procrastination

 

With technological advancements and social media in today’s world, procrastination is easier than ever. Procrastination will not only most likely make your grades suffer, but can also have negative affects on your mental health - procrastination has been linked to higher levels of stress, anxiety and even depression.

 

Definition of Procrastination 

  1. The act or habit of putting something off, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness, specifically something requiring immediate attention.

 

Why do I procrastinate?

  1. The task at hand may intimidate you.

  2. You lack motivation to complete the task or don’t see the point.

  3. You may be afraid of failing.

  4. You lack a consistent daily plan.

  5. You continually tell yourself “I’ll do that later” or “I’ll do it tomorrow.”

  6. You are constantly surrounded by things that distract you. 


 

How can I avoid procrastinating?

  1. Divide your workload into smaller parts and assign deadlines to those separate tasks. Smaller is less overwhelming!

  2. Examine the productiveness of the atmosphere around you.

  3. Surround yourself with productive people- it will change your drive to complete things.

  4. Share your short and long term goals with people around you, they will likely ask you about these goals moving forward, and is a good way for you to hold yourself accountable.

  5. Give yourself a small break if you find yourself constantly daydreaming. Remove the temptation and get back to work.

 

“Hard work pays off later, laziness always pays off now!”

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