To Procrastinators From A Former Procrastinator: Get Your Act Together Before It's Too Late

To Procrastinators From A Former Procrastinator: Get Your Act Together Before It's Too Late

Procrastinating is an unavoidable habit for many people, but there comes a time when you have to change before regretting it.
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I am going to start off by saying that I have always been a procrastinator. I would put off projects until the night before they were due, not do readings for class on schedule and not do my weekend homework until Sunday night. Honestly, I would still be doing all of these things if not for one reason: my junior year of high school. Junior year is quite honestly kicking my butt. Going into the year, I remember questioning how much different it could possibly be from prior school years.

The answer: a lot.

The workload has increased by tenfold along with stress about college. With all of this, I came to the realization that my approach to school through procrastinating simply was not going to work anymore. I realized that I could only put off something for so long before it would pile up, and I would no longer have time to sleep. This brought me to the really hard decision that I had to stop procrastinating.

Saying something is a lot easier than doing it. I don't think anyone intentionally procrastinates an assignment. I know I don't, but if you don't make a conscious effort to complete something, you won't, which leads to procrastination. In order to try and break this habit, I have done a few things that I would suggest my fellow procrastinators to try.


1. Do weekend homework early.

First off, no matter how tired you may be, always try and start your weekend homework before Sunday night. I know that the week can be tough, but by starting your work on Friday, you will be able to go to sleep at a reasonable hour on Sunday and wake up Monday morning not feeling as drained.

2. Start projects immediately.

Secondly, always – and I mean always – start working on a project the evening it is assigned. I know that this is not always possible, but by starting a project early, you are able to space it out and ensure that you are not doing it the day it is due, which would then result in a messy and rushed assignment.

3. Plan out a schedule.

Thirdly and most importantly, plan out your time. If you know that you only have four hours of time to do your work on a given evening, create a schedule of when to do each assignment so you do not get sidetracked on your phone. This is super helpful for me because it helps me remember exactly what I should be doing at that given minute and ensures that I am able to get to back at a good time.


So to all the procrastinators out there, while changing your habits may take a lot of work in the short term, in the long run, you will be less rushed and more put together than if you save everything for the last minute.

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What more do frat boys love than alcohol, partying, and just acting stupid? Here are some gifts that help fulfill all of those needs for the frat boy in your life!

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This Animal House poster is a classic staple for any frat boy. This poster will compliment any frat house decor or lack thereof.

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4. The American Fraternity book

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5. Beer pong socks 

These snazzy socks featuring beer pong will be loved by any frat boy. As for the way to any frat boy's heart may, in fact, be beer pong.

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If You're Disrespectful To The People Who Clean Up After Your Messes, You're The Worst

Yes, a janitor is paid to clean things up, but are you paid to make their job so much harder than it already has to be?

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There are rumors that get passed around our dorm, sometimes, and it's generally impossible to confirm their truth. No one really knows who saw what and who spread it where, and, though you could probably track the information to the source if you cared enough. The most recent rumor that I heard made me mad enough that I wanted to write this article. Apparently, someone did something so terrible in one of our bathrooms that a janitor cried when she had to clean it up.

I really, really, really dislike people who have such a fundamental lack of awareness about their actions that they can be so incredibly disrespectful to the places they live in and the people who have to clean up after them. It feels like an attitude that's somewhat commonplace in our society. People really can't be bothered to recognize that what they do affects other people, human people with feelings and emotions.

Yes, a janitor is paid to clean things up, but are you paid to make their job so much harder than it already has to be? I can guarantee that most of the people in this place will not have to work a job that seems so unappealing as having to sanitize bathrooms for a bunch of college kids, and I think that this entitlement, for whatever reason, removes a lot of the empathy they would feel for the people who work so hard for them otherwise.

It's not just restricted to janitors and custodial staff. There are tons of horror stories about people in service industry positions dealing with nightmare customers without a modicum of respect for them. Why is it so difficult to recognize that others are human? Where did that golden rule — treat others the way you want to be treated — that was drilled into our heads as kids go?

Next time you plan on doing something that you know, in your heart, is wrong, but you don't think it matters in the grand scheme of things because it's a small evil and you're young, consider the consequences. Consider that there's a world that exists outside of your immediate experience, that there are people who have to pick up after everything you do. And, with that knowledge, try your best to be decent.

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