I procrastinated and did my summer homework in three days. During the summer break, I did not do any work because I wasn’t able to without feeling the pressure of a due date.
An older classmate told me that I would need at least a week to do all the homework. I proved him wrong by finishing everything in three days. I completely messed up my sleep schedule and got a perfect score on the assignment, only to find out that it was due the week after school had started.
I believe that procrastination is just a way to wait for your motivation to come and make you do work. I have the habit of procrastinating before assignments are due, even on this article that I am currently writing. It’s due on Monday morning, and it’s now 10 p.m. on Sunday. I have successfully been set into work mode through my determination to turn my assignment in on time.
Many people like to put off work until later because they are lazy. My friend Mara Moysen said, ”I like to call to call myself a perfectionist procrastinator. My work has to look good, but I also like to put off doing it. If it doesn’t look good then I will do it again even if it is due in a few hours.”
Procrastination has greatly impacted many aspects of my life, such as my sleep schedule, my social life, my will to do work, and my overall sanity. I learned that procrastination is just something that I should try to overcome, but I have slowly started to appreciate it. I learned that this internal alarm clock is mostly wrong, and tells you to do things too close to the due date. I want people to know not to trust this alarm clock, because it will trick you into thinking that if you watch that one video, or catch that one Pokémon, or look at that one picture, you still will have the time to finish all your work.
I have come to accept my ways of being a procrastinator, no matter how much it hurts to stay up doing homework.
From my first-hand knowledge of being a procrastinator, I suggest no one follows my example due to the overall pain and suffering caused by too much work piling up the day before it is due.