“I will do it in a minute, I will do it in an hour, I’m sleepy I will do it tomorrow, I can always take the retest, is that a butterfly that I absolutely have to look at for an entire hour rather than open my book?”
Procrastination is something that everybody does by claiming they “work better” under pressure. While that may be the case for some people, procrastination is a nasty habit that once you get the hang of it, you cannot break away. You give yourself nonsensical excuses to put away an action that requires your conscious effort. Everything else becomes so much interesting and captivating when you have an exam the next day or have an assignment to submit. That one five minutes long life hack video that you put on to take a break will spiral out of hand and turn into a two hour long documentary about an alien abduction. The next thing you know, it is the morning of the day of your test and you are scrambling to stuff your brain with an overload of information feeling like your brain is about to explode. Although it seems amusing and silly, this kind of habit can have a damaging effect on your studies or career. It causes you alot of unnecessary stress that can harm your health in a very physical way and reduces the quality of your work as you are prone to make more mistake and under the pressure of time limit you will forget to revise. College students know better than anybody the value of highly caffeinated drinks on the day of their exams. It becomes a barrier between you and you productivity and in extension, your success. It can also take a toll on your mental health as well, especially your self esteem and make you feel worthless. This feeling of insecurity can further your problems with procrastination. It is of the utmost priority that you brake this cycle for your own good since this is certainly not the best way to acquire your goals or a healthy way of approaching the problems in your life.