The Problem with Procrastination and Self-Control
Everyone procrastinates. We put things off because we don’t want to do them, or because we have too many other things on our plates. Putting things off big or small is part of being human. You suspect that you could be a much better writer if only you didn’t put off writing projects until the last minute. You find that just when you have really got going on a paper, it’s time to turn it in; so, you never really have time to revise or proofread carefully. You love the rush of adrenalin you get when you finish a paper ten minutes before its due, but you are getting tired of pulling all-nighters. You feel okay about procrastinating while in college, but you worry that this habit will follow you into your working life. You can tell whether or not you need to do something about your procrastination by examining its consequences. Procrastination can have external consequences you get a zero for not turning it in or internal consequences (you feel anxious much of the time, even when you are doing something that you enjoy). If you put off washing the dishes, but the dishes don’t bother you, who cares? When your procrastination leaves you feeling discouraged and overburdened, however, it is time to take to charge. I had plenty of experiences putting off papers or doing certain things that had a due date to it; like paying my phone bill or just turning things in on time in general. Procrastination for me plays a big role in my life, for example one of my professors told me I had a certain time to turn a paper in and I signed a thing that said I would promise to bring it in on time and I even told him I wouldn't procrastinate, a day before its due I write my 6 page essay and I got it all done and handed it in. So like I said believe it or not everyone likes the pressure the day before things are due it’s just a habit everyone gets or inherits. In my opinion after all my experiences just look at the essay as a fun project...
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