Wait… this was due today?


Procrastination: almost everyone has done it at one point. Some of us thrive off of those last few minutes before the bell rings to finish up some math homework. However, is procrastinating healthy, or is it far from healthy? Many people question if it is healthy and something that they can continuously pull off, or even if they should try to pull it off. To some, they disagree with the process of procrastination, but for most, it is necessary to survive in high school.

The definition of procrastination according to dictionary.com is “the act of putting off or delaying, especially something requiring immediate attention. According to brandongaille.com procrastination has quadrupled in the last thirty years. They also state that procrastination affects over 20% of the population. The problem with procrastination is people over use it. One should never put off an entire essay or studying for finals, but the occasional math worksheet harms nobody. Overall, close to nobody can say that they have not put something off to the last minute.

While some get highly stressed by the last minute rush and prefer not to do it unless it’s the last resort, but that’s when one has to decide if they would like those extra minutes that morning or extra minutes at night. An estimated 90% of high school students procrastinate and struggle. But procrastination is an art, and to pull it off, it takes years and years of practice.


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