So I realized a couple years back that I procrastinate all the time, I have a real problem with it. Whenever I have a task that has to be done there is a 99% chance I will procrastinate until the night before or procrastinate so much it doesn’t get done until a day late. I’ve heard some people say that they do their best work when they are down to the wire on time. Personally I find that impossible, I get too easily distracted even when I am running out of time on an assignment. The funny thing is that when I don’t procrastinate and do the work right away I do a better job, but that still doesn’t stop me from waiting until the last second. I think that when someone gives you an assignment whether it be your boss, teacher, or your friend they should give you a due date that is actually a couple days earlier then when it really needs to be done. If they give you an earlier date then if you procrastinate and finish it a day later than that due date, you haven’t actually finished late but instead are on time
I’m pretty sure it is too late for me to break this horrible habit but it might not be too late for you. If you are given an assignment set yourself an earlier due date and set time aside to work on the assignment so that when it comes down to the wire you have much less to or maybe even no work.
I hope you never have to feel the true fear of trying to do a massive project 6 hours before it is due… it is a truly terrifying feeling
Please feel free to share any tips you might use to keep yourself from procrastinating.