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Why Do We Procrastinate?

Where laziness goes before accomplishment.

A. Morrison, Staff Writer

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Feeling like you’re stuck with stress, anxiety, or even laziness? Then you might be procrastinating.  “I procrastinate at school sometimes, when I get stressed,” said Ella Simpson. “It’s too much work.”

Procrastination it is also when people need to get something done but think they have lots of time, so they do it later.

It’s the avoidance of a task.

Procrastination can result in risks involving your health.

Some symptoms of this disorder are:

Lack of confidence in the task, perfectionism or fear of failure, lack of enthusiasm or enjoyment, as well as  having too much work to do at once, lastly to delay potential anxiety or stress that may be caused by caused by starting a difficult task.

Procrastination also can be linked to other mental disorders such as ADHD. These are some ways you might be procrastinating.

Procrastination is something nearly everyone does. It’s a choice you make. Some things are more important than others, but each individual person has to choose their own priorities. “I procrastinate on my school work” Jadyn Lampier said. ”I wouldn’t have time for anything else.” 

Students might procrastinate because they might think they can get it done without taking much time. Then again, people might just forget after doing something else that might seem more important – like having a social life.

“I procrastinate, so I have more time to hang out with friends” Dominick Glazener said.

Whether or not you think you have lots of time, you should still get the work done right away, or else you might not have enough time in the end.


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Why Do We Procrastinate?