All people have something to do at any given time. Those who manage their time correctly, can get their responsibilities dealt with in a timely manner. Others, like the common procrastinator, find ways to put off doing their work for as long as possible.
Procrastination often leads to problems with other responsibilities, causing setbacks on other assignments, jobs, and tasks. This problem is often a major issue with high school students, who have a much higher workload than the younger generations. High school students will, for the most part, attempt to do all of their work in a timely manner. For some, this turns out to be a problem as they find themselves distracted by modern social outlets like Twitter or Facebook.
High school students who are lazy with their school work and find ways to procrastinate often find themselves setback from their full potential. Some think that without procrastination, the world would have advanced way further than where it is now.
Jackson Tuck, an iSchool student who is often procrastinating thinks that, “The world would be such a productive place without procrastination. I am sure we would all be living on the moon.”
Judging from the amount of students who find that they are procrastinating regularly, it can be seen that it is a major problem. When you know you have something to do, you should switch off your mobile phone, keep yourself away from iPods, iPads, and game consoles, and just put some focus on your work; Some might listen to music if they find it helps them focus. Most importantly, one must refrain from using their computer unless their work demands it, as it is the central hub of all procrastination, with things such as Youtube, Reddit, Facebook, and even Wikipedia’s random article button. Some might even call a computer a Procrastination Station.
Vance Holley, also and iSchool student claimed “I always try to stay on top of my work. I get it all in on time, pushing for the highest possible grade, but even I sometimes find myself distracted with something as simple as a Rubik’s Cube.”
Jackson also noted, “I find the oddest ways to procrastinate. In fact, I spent half an hour organizing the clothes in my closet by color instead of writing a new article for my school’s newspaper.