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I have longer and more challenging assignments to complete at home as I get higher in grades. The more I get long and challenging assignments the more I put them off. Procrastinating, or delaying or postponing an action, is what is meant by this behavior. Lackluster results, unfavorable emotions, a hefty workload, and diminished wellbeing can all result from procrastination. Imagine a younger Aisia Wiggins attempting to complete a crucial presentation that is due the next day at 10 o’clock at night. Haste to finish a task so I can finally go to sleep, finishing it with little to no effort. All of this happened as a result of my tardiness. How might I alter this? How might I alter the grade I would get the following day? By not waiting until the last minute, I can change everything. I’m here to advise you not to put off doing something since procrastination has been repeatedly shown to be extremely bad for both your physical and mental health.

The assignments, grades, and even general health of kids might suffer as a result of procrastination. Students who put off studying feel more frustrated, guilty, stressed, and anxious. These problems can occasionally develop into more severe problems like depression and low self-esteem. I experienced stress and worry in seventh grade when I was a virtual student. The strongest temptation for me to put off doing my work was when I was at home. I’ve never substituted so many chores for homework before! My grades suffered during this terrible period at home, which was evident. Because I always put off tasks till the last minute and it was difficult to complete them all in such a short period of time, I was really stressed out and unhappy during this time. Knowing what I know today has changed all of that, and because I didn’t wait until the last minute, I am able to complete tasks more successfully and without stress.

I have some advice on how to stop procrastinating when you have a lot of homework or large assignments. Get organized, get rid of distractions, set priorities, treat yourself, and hold yourself accountable are my top five suggestions. If there are no clear plans or ideas for finishing the work, procrastination is more likely to happen. Purchasing a planner will make it simple to keep track of deadlines and tasks, which is a great organization tip. Being organized allows you to work inside a more structured and methodical framework. Eliminating distractions is another method for preventing procrastination. You are more likely to finish what needs to be done when there are less distractions nearby. You can accomplish this by shutting off your phone, working in a quiet area, or using white noise or classical music to block out outside sounds.

Another technique to stop procrastinating is to prioritize your tasks and other chores. Make a list of the tasks that need to be finished every week or so. Make careful to finish the most important or urgent assignments first. After that, proceed through the list. Get the difficult things done first so that everything else will appear more manageable. In addition to being a crucial survival skill for school, holding yourself responsible for finishing your assignments on time, studying for examinations, and earning good grades is additional advice to prevent procrastination. Despite how easy it is to excuse skipping class or taking a long vacation, catch yourself before you do. Remember that you are solely responsible for your grades, for finishing or failing to complete tasks, and for performing well or poorly on tests. If you need help holding yourself accountable, let a friend or family member know and ask them to keep track of your goals, deadlines, and successes.

People that procrastinate frequently put off doing things, wait until the very last minute, or perhaps even just sit around doing nothing. But be careful—procrastination is not the same as being lazy. Laziness is about being unwilling to put in the work and energy needed to do something. On the other hand, procrastination is about feeling unable to put in the work, despite actually wanting to do it. Another thing to remember is that procrastination is not the same as unwinding. You gain energy via unwinding. Contrarily, procrastination depletes you of it. More stress or even depression may result from having less energy, which increases your likelihood of procrastinating on your obligations. 

Procrastinators usually put things off, wait until the very last second, or even just sit around doing nothing. But take care—delaying anything does not equate to being lazy. Being unwilling to put up the effort and work necessary to complete a task is what is meant by laziness. Procrastination, on the other hand, is the inability to do the work even though you really want to. Procrastination is different from relaxing, so keep that in mind as well. Unwinding gives you energy. Procrastination, on the other hand, drains you of it. Less energy may lead to more stress or even sadness, which increases your propensity to put off your tasks. In conclusion, the majority of us have engaged in and will continue to practice procrastination. I hope that this blog was able to inform readers about the negative effects of procrastination and provide practical advice for avoiding the mistakes I made.

Aisia Wiggins

Saint Ignatius College Prep – DMSF Class of 2026

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