Procrastination and Time Management

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Procrastination and Time Management
Gen 200
September 27, 2010
Janie Landry

The World is a complex fast-paced environment that is always changing; but one thing that is always constant is time. Time cannot be altered in any way. There is a popular saying, “If only I could turn back the hands of time.” Unfortunately, this is impossible. Once time has passed, one could never receive that elapsed time back. People’s lives are busy and complex. One may often feel overwhelmed by all the tasks needed to get done in his or her allotted time. If one does not know how to manage time effectively, this can be very stressful and become a physical and emotional strain on a person. Effective time management is important to function in everyday life. By learning to manage time effectively and eliminate procrastination, one will reduce stress, increase focus, boost productivity, and improve on overall well-being. Poor time management is directly caused by procrastination. The act of procrastinating is putting off something or delaying an action to a later time. Procrastination can ruin one’s chances of being successful. To prevent and eliminate procrastination, one must first identify what is causing his or her procrastination and then solve that problem. Procrastination is simply a symptom of a much deeper issue. Once the problem is identified and solved, one begins the path to effective time management and productivity. The writer of this paper frequently finds that she procrastinates, and as a result has poor time management. She also finds that she is constantly late for work, appointments, and other commitments. Being late for work constantly has major consequences, she could be terminated. The writer is a full-time mother, employee, and student. She feels overwhelmed at times with all of the tasks needed to be completed from day to day. As a result, she is usually stressed and irritable. As a result of her poor time management, the writer often...
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