Too much time, so little motive

Susana Gonsalez


Who hasn’t procrastinated at some point in their lives? I’m sure that there are a lot of people who has, as well as I have?

All I can say is that procrastination is a problem not just for me but also for many people. Procrastination is like a bad habit that we cannot get rid of no matter how much we try to stop it. I know a lot of people who are good students, but they tend to procrastinate when they have a big project to do for a class.

For some strange reason, this has happened to me a couple of times, and the amount stress that is associated with procrastination is really high. The instructors always give us time enough to do the project, and they always say “do not put it off ‘til the last minute,” but we do exactly the opposite.

We wait too much to actually start doing it. In my own experience, I do not procrastinate because I’m lazy, but because I always think that I have way too much time to do it. I always think that it is an easy thing to do, so I wait thinking that I am going to do a good job even if I wait. In reality, that is not true.

At the end, I’m stressed and always think that I’m not going to do a good job. I know that I am not alone in the way I feel.

I encourage all the people out there, sepecially to procrastinators like me, to be conscious that this is a problem that affects us when we have to do a project that can help us pass or fail a class.

— Susana Gonsalez