Column 3: Procrastinating (Rough Draft)

I seemed to have noticed a trend in my blog posts today as I was scrolling through them. I post quite a bit about there not being enough time in the day to get done all that I need to get done. If only the days were longer.

The semester is winding down and I am finding myself busier than ever. Because I am such a procrastinator, I like to put everything off until the very last few days they are due. Why? Because I work better under pressure. Or that’s what I like to tell myself at least.

It is true, though. If something isn’t due right away, I am most likely not going to do it. But when it’s due tomorrow, I HAVE to do it. If I could learn to get my priorities straight, I wouldn’t need there to be more time in the day.

It’s days like these that I get the most stressed out; days when I try to cram everything I’ve been putting off into three consecutive days of non-stop work.

In fact, just before writing this blog post, I wrote a ten page paper. Most people would call me crazy, but I honestly work better when I do things in one, long sitting as opposed to doing little bits of work here and there. I will lose my train of thought and have to start all over again each time. Instead, I chose to do things in one, long stride as opposed to small baby steps. Personally, I like it that way.

Someday, I will probably have to kick this habit to the curb, but for now I am a procrastinator. There is more to come about this blog post, but I guess it can wait till tomorrow…

  • pro·cras·ti·nate: to put off till another day or time; defer; delay.
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3 thoughts on “Column 3: Procrastinating (Rough Draft)

  1. I’m the same way. I usually put things off until the last moment and, when it comes to writing 10 page papers, I do better when I just sit down and do it all at once. I have a 10 page paper to write this Saturday and I’m planning on doing the same thing. You could try making this more personal by including an actual story or example of you procrastinating on a project(s). How did it turn out?

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