Whether you’re taking 12 credit hours or 18, chances are you know what it’s like to get busy, stressed out, and put things off. If you have a test on Friday and it’s only Monday, do you really feel the need to start studying almost a whole week before the actual test? Probably not, and I don’t blame you because I’m the same way. I don’t know exactly why but I can’t bring myself to look at an assignment a week or two early and start to work on it. Prioritizing plays a big role in procrastination.
If you prioritize, you know that you can efficiently put your assignments, tests dates, and due dates in order from how important they are to least important or which is closest or approaching fast. It can be easy to procrastinate and not think about something until the week or even a few days before it’s due. There are serious consequences to procrastinating and you might not even realize how much they are affecting you. It can be easy to say you will do it the next day or in a few hours and keep putting of your work or studying but you will end up regretting that decision in the long run when you are scrambling to get things done or cram your brain with information on the test you have in several hours.
Procrastinating can make you stress out about certain deadlines and when you spend all of your weekends barely looking at your schoolwork you can feel distant from it and a little caught off guard. When you procrastinate, you can sometimes underestimate the assignment or test and not study enough or not do the assignment with enough effort and research. This is a way that your grade will be brought down just by procrastinating. You can miss the deadline completely if you really aren’t paying attention and are unorganized. Procrastination is a serious matter that you need to control at some point in your life or you will always be half a step behind your workload.