The "I'll just do it later" mentality can lead to long nights and stressful last minute situations. As an avid procrastinator, here is how I battle it.
Procrastination has always been one of my biggest weaknesses. Waiting until the very last minute to do things always ends up hurting me in some way or another. For me, procrastination leads to stress, anxiety, and bad habits such as binge eating. When I procrastinate anything, whether it be assignments, work, or even simple tasks like laundry, I feel an insistent sense of guilt and irresponsibility that takes a toll on my mental health. I feel like I should be doing something because I am aware of what I am not doing; this causes me to over-eat and focus on less important things like my phone or my social media. Procrastination also leads to distraction in my case, and I am constantly feeling pressured to work on something. Procrastinating my work only worsens the problem when I have to deal with it later on. Cramming the night before for a midterm due to the procrastination of studying is not a very pleasurable activity.