11:59 PM 11:20 PM found me in front of a glowing computer screen yet again. The essay was assigned weeks ago, but I was cursed with the bad habit of procrastinating. I spent hours everyday browsing statuses on Facebook, watching videos on YouTube, and reading tweets on Twitter; procrastination had become a lifestyle. I had an essay due tonight at 11:59 PM and I had been staring blankly at the empty page, praying for any inspiration to come to me. Sweat slowly trickled down the side of my face. Every second brought a sharp “tick!” from the clock; every second caused my stomach to sink lower and lower. I started to feel the pressure increasing second by second as time crept closer and closer to the deadline. Hastily, I wrote my introduction like it was nothing; a simple four sentence introductory paragraph. Words were flying through my head, channeling all the way down to my fingers. Abruptly, I looked at the clock and it was already 11:31 PM. I told myself, “I can do this. It’s a lot easier than I thought!”. I felt the adrenaline rush kick in as I started to write my body paragraph. I craved the euphoria that I felt as I wrote my essay; the pressure that overwhelmed me was simultaneously fuel to my mind. The time passed 11:49 PM and I was typing my essay faster than ever, carelessly dismissing grammatical errors. As I slaved away on my essay, I realized the quickly diminishing time left was my true motivation. It was now 11:58 PM. I swiftly dragged my essay on the computer into the designated folder where it was due and turned it in with a large sigh of relief. Also, this is a true story.
Procrastination is the practice of carrying out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, and thus putting off impending tasks to a later time. According to Freud, the pleasure principle may be responsible for procrastination; humans prefer to avoid negative emotions, and to delay stressful tasks. The belief that humans work best under pressure provides an additional incentive to postponement of tasks. Some psychologists….
Journal one: Procrastination
In this day and age, a lot of teenagers are like to be procrastinated. Even me, sometimes I seemed to procrastinate subconsciously when I have an assignment to do or something that must to be done. There are many people argue that procrastination is a good phenomenon while others are fighting against it. Personally, I think the procrastination is bad because it will slow us down and make us a bad habit.
First and foremost, procrastination will slow our works….
Procrastination: The Bane of the Modern World
Based on the article, why does procrastination occur? Discuss this question within the context of the nature-nurture debate. Could there be advantages in putting off a task until the last minute? Under what circumstances are procrastination likely to occur, and does this information provide insight into the nature-nurture issue with respect to procrastination?
Many wonder why so many people could possibly want to put off a task until the day before….
degree in Healthcare Administration, which is my short term goal. A long-term goal is to earn a Masters’ degree in Health Information Management. Procrastination has been my best friend since I can remember, I’m glad Kaplan has this type of curriculum to stay on track on a weekly basis. The tool I used to assist me in breaking some of the procrastination is the time management tool located in the Community Center/My Community/Webinars from the home page where there is a previously recorded session….
Break the procrastination habit, by William Knaus, there are causes and cures for chronic procrastination. Procrastination has had negative effects on my life; this book helped me change that, by helping me understand why I procrastinate. By taking the time to understand the reasons for procrastination, and giving effort towards reversing the habit, will help anyone beat it. There are gainful techniques on ending procrastination for good; anyone who devotes themselves to ending procrastination can do….
Procrastination: The Bane of my Writing
Procrastination is a major issue in our world today especially in colleges. It has cost people their lives and equally given them life time regrets. I have been an inveterate perfectionist-procrastination since birth. Procrastination has been the bane of my existence as a human being. I procrastinate doing the dishes, making lunch, doing laundry and even to eat food. Growing up as a kid was easier to cope this issue – procrastination because my parents….
16, September 2013
Procrastination Strikes Again
From the time we are very young our parents tell us to be prepared, to do our homework, not to leave anything for the last minute. However, these lessons never seemed to stick for me. For most of my life being unprepared was what I was known for, “I’ll get to it later”, and “I still have time”, were some of my favorite mottos. That is, until a very rude awakening made me realize that we never have as much time as we think to get everything….
I have been suffering from what I call writer's procrastination. I have plenty to write. Enough to get me well into next year. I seem to have a hard time making myself sit down to do it. When I do sit down, I find other things that catch my attention. Oh look, a new crochet pattern!
I think that sometimes the trouble is not that I do not want to write but that I know when I get into a creative flow state, which is usually when I have to stop. In addition, do you know what? It can be physically….
Procrastination, like all of your behaviors carries consequences. Whether your behavior is conscious or unconscious, you will eventually have to deal with the effects. It's only natural to procrastinate at times but, the way you deal with your procrastination patterns will determine what effects procrastination has on your life.
One of the most obvious effects of procrastination is the failure to reap the rewards that would….
become easier and more tempting to NOT do work- procrastination, progresses natural assassin. Solomon and Rothblum (1984) defined procrastination as the “act of needlessly delaying tasks to the point of experiencing subjective discomfort” (503). However procrastination strikes deep into every aspect of daily life and spans far wider than this paper can cover, so a focus will be brought on to procrastination in an academic setting. Academic procrastination is the intentional delay of starting, doing,….