Procrastination Panic

Kylee Zook, Staff Writer

When skipping a day of school can’t solve a problem, that’s where procrastination might be the only solution.

Some may think, “oh it’s just me who chooses to procrastinate.” Wrong. Procrastination has a substantial genetic contribution, according to researchers at the National Center for Biotechnology. Thank all the parents for that one.

By definition, procrastination is the practice of carrying out less urgent tasks in preference to urgent ones or doing things that are enjoyable instead of finishing a 150 point English essay due at midnight.

Agreeing with this definition seems impossible. It’s not because of laziness or not wanting to do it, but writing when a deadline is coming up or any last minute assignment, it gives off an exciting rush. The adrenaline that sets in right before a deadline sharpens focus. Writing an important essay in two hours the morning its due gives off better grades than doing it ahead of time in a non-stressful way.

Even though it works for some people, it’s not the best option. Yes, it gives off great boosts to get work done, but there are also nights where there’s not one clear thought.

When five top priority deadlines hit all at once, the weeks start to feel shorter and more stressful. The walls start to collapse inside. Panic and the thought of failure set in.

Sometimes thoughts like, “For the next week, newspaper owns me now,” definitely works 98 percent of the time. Unless multiple classes need full attention at once.

Procrastination is like that one friend who will be better off cutting out of life.