Procrastination Speech

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If anyone wants to run out for a coffee, now would be the time. Fiddle with your diaries. Update your Facebook status. Write a short poem. Anything to put it off that minute longer. Good morning ladies and gentlemen.

Don't even think about accusing the dog of eating your homework, or your printer for malfunctioning. We all know what really happened. You can basically smell it on a person, and you can see it in their eyes... We all do it at some point in our lives. You've been PROCRASTINATING!!

I think there’s not ANY college speech class that did not mention the pitfall of procrastination. Many teachers warned me that this year, I mustn't procrastinate - or I might fail. But in fact, only 1 in 5 people are chronic procrastinators - and these people have it down to an art form. You see, the dictionary will inform you that procrastination is putting off doing something until later. But in fact - procrastination is the incredibly amazing technique of gaining time to do the things you want. Parents and teachers may shake their fists and cry "procrastination!" But let me tell you why procrastination is just another word for 'prioritisation'. Career procrastinators often have bad reputations, but they are often the most creative and motivated people around - it's just that they use their strengths to benefit themselves. And that folks, is not a bad thing. When you feel stressed, worried, or anxious, it's hard to work productively. In certain situations procrastination works as a coping mechanism to keep your stress levels under control. A wise solution is to reduce the amount of stress in your life when possible, such that you can spend more time working because you want to, not because you have to. One of the simplest ways to reduce stress is to take more time for play. Imagine that you're sitting down reading your favorite book. Parents seem to have the worst timing when it comes to interrupting a reading session. That's when you pull out all the stops. "Just a...
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