procrastinate – “to put off till another day or time; defer; delay.” – Dictionary.com
Whether you believe it or not, we all procrastinate in some way or another. We tell ourselves that we’ll get around to doing something, and keep going on saying this to ourselves, until we save it for last minute and finally get the job done. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m totally like this with many things whether it be school, buying things and what not. In any case, procrastination hasn’t been all too much of a problem.. well except for lack of sleep when it comes to doing everything last minute, but at least it’s getting done right?
I was told once that sometimes one works best under stress, and to be honest this works sometimes, but at times it really doesn’t and makes things really hard. The reality is that if you live a life of procrastination, you aren’t going to get far.
According to an article from Psychology Toady (which I happen to read!) about 70% of college students consider themselves procrastinators. I would fit in this category, no questions asked. The article also goes on to say that procrastinators tend to underestimate the time that they realistically have. My advice? Set goals for yourself ahead of time, plan your day, your schedule, stay focused and goal-oriented as opposed to have ideas everywhere. Get something accomplished, as opposed to nothing in the end. Think more about the outcome of what you want to do and the satisfaction you get from doing once it’s accomplished.
While surfing del.icio.us, I came across a very interesting link called the ‘Procrastination Flow Chart.’ It’s quite an amusing flowchart because it makes so much sense for a normal internet user. I can definitely say I work in a similar fashion haha. You all should definitely check it out!
So the point of this post? Don’t procrastinate, it will only get you so far.
Heck, I procrastinated with this post also! Post your comments!