Why students should refrain from procrastinating

Procrastination can cause stress, lower grades, and set a bad example

Oluwatomike Bali
Staff Writer

At some point in our life, we have procrastinated, intentionally or unintentionally. Procrastination is the act of putting off or delaying something that needs to be done. As a college student it is almost impossible not to procrastinate on getting work done. Students typically juggle a lot of stuffs ranging from school work, to other activities.

However, procrastination doesn’t just prevent you from getting work done, it also affects our physical health and mental work balance. Procrastination causes stress and anxiety which can be detrimental to one’s health. The more time one puts off work that needs to be done, the lesser time left to finish up the work. In order to meet up with deadlines, we tend to rush things up, putting our body under pressure and anxiety. 

Procrastination also affects grades and performance in school; when we procrastinate continuously we tend to be overworked, not getting adequate rest and turning in rushed assignments. Overall this affects ones productivity in class and incomplete assignments, lesser study time can affect grades and performance in school.

If one procrastinates a lot it becomes a habit and can impose a lot of danger in future even after college.

Procrastination can ruin ones career and can prevent you from reaching your goals. When procrastination becomes a habit, it begins to affect ones daily life, you become relaxed and nonchalant with our professional work, one can’t attain set goals because you pushed back on starting, one begins to miss target deadlines at our place of work. When this becomes a norm, you become frustrated, constantly stressed out and might even lose their job.

Procrastination can also make you unreliable, if you’re used to delaying things and people begin to address you with that, it can affect what people think of you and cause them to trust or rely on you. They would always have the mindset and see you as a procrastinator who can’t get job done on time. Overtime this affects ones reputation.

As a result, we should try to avoid procrastination. It might be inevitable at some point in our lives but we shouldn’t make it a norm.

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