Tereza Jevčáková: Procrastination

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This evil habit of postponing tasks has become one of the most common self-diagnoses among people. Especially at the time of quarantine. Your last online lesson is over. You make yourself something to eat and then take a two-hour nap. You wake up and think “Hey, maybe I should get my hands on the challenging assignment. It is due to midnight after all.” and then you think “but I still have 9 hours to do it. It won’t hurt if I watch the new episode of Lucifer, right?” Wrong. Very wrong.  At 8 PM you’re starting to feel guilty. You haven’t even seen the episode. You were too busy watching videos on how to stop procrastinating.

More or less you manage to finish the task and hand it in. You tell yourself that next time, you will not leave it for the last minute. But how? Well, there are two options. Either you find the inner discipline in yourself and also probably watch Shia LaBeouf shout at you to just do it every day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXsQAXx_ao0. Or, more likely, you just roll with it and postpone your whole life. Why change when the method works, right?