Inside the mind of a procrastinator

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While lying in bed, you think about the two essays you need to work on, the dirty dishes you need to wash, and the unfolded laundry in your hamper, all while closing your eyes as you drift into your supposedly two hour “nap.”

The term procrastination leaves a trail of dirt behind as it portrays a negative connotation, thanks to our teachers, parents, and the voice in your mind. 

Although it holds a bad reputation, procrastination provides us something we often need: just a little time for ourselves.

While lying in bed, you think about the two essays you need to work on, the dirty dishes you need to wash, and the unfolded laundry in your hamper, all while closing your eyes as you drift into your supposedly two hour “nap.”

The term procrastination leaves a trail of dirt behind as it portrays a negative connotation, thanks to our teachers, parents, and the voice in your mind. 

Although it holds a bad reputation, procrastination provides us something we often need: just a little time for ourselves.

I find it difficult to sit in front of my laptop for hours, trying to come up with words to describe my thoughts. So, I think it is best to let my brain wander and worry about other things so I can gather my thoughts in a more natural and less forced way. 

Indeed, it is a bad habit to allow yourself to make such horrible rational decisions, but sometimes we work better under pressure. Since there is a time crunch, it sets our mind into panic mode, allowing us to focus and prioritize the subject to get it done. 

I think of procrastination like a curse. Once it is exposed to you, it stays with you forever until you learn to break out of it.

I believe it is okay to procrastinate at times – if you know how to do it correctly. Meaning, you have to know how to balance out the importance of two subjects and when to actually put effort into your main priority.

For instance, I cannot read an entire book in one hour, but I can write an essay the day it is due. Therefore, I would start reading the book earlier than starting the essay. 

Give procrastinators a break from all the fuss. We try, but sometimes we just need to watch videos on praying mantises versus snakes on YouTube because, at the moment, it is more important than writing an essay that is due tomorrow.  

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