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Properly Procrastinate People! (Part 2)

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Last time, we discussed what it means to procrastinate, and how professionals view it. In summary:

  • Procrastination is the act of putting off work.
  • Professionals do not support it.

Here’s some of the important order to actually procrastinate, one should have four very basic things.

  1. You should have work to do, preferably one with a deadline.
  2. You will need time. If it’s something due the very next day, then you can’t really procrastinate it properly. I mean you could, but it’s not as “fun”.
  3. And you will need something that you can do “productively”. Be it in the form of a hobby, volunteering, or anything that might keep you from working on it. Though I wouldn’t say doing anything illegal.
  4. I recommend something that helps keep you energized. For most, that comes in the form of coffee. For me, it’s sugar; simply make sure that you have something that can help keep you going.

And now that the requirements out of the way, we’re to the part you’ve been waiting for, the steps!

  1. Get the assignment.
  2. Start working on the assignment immediately, as productively as you possibly can.
  3. After maybe five or ten minutes, stop working on the assignment.
  4. Do other things. Party, be a good person, think about it, if you must, etcetera and etcetera.
  5. The night or two before the assignment is due, binge work on it.

One would be wise to recognize there are some common mistakes people make that should be avoided. These include:

  1. Failing to recognize if they can work well under pressure.
  2. Cramming too much work into too little time.
  3. Not timing when they may need to ask questions well.

Using the information I just gave you, you will be able to more efficiently procrastinate. Let’s analyze the situation now, shall we? It would appear that I’ve taught you everything you could ever need to know about procrastinating, right? At the end of the day, one must understand the core of procrastination, and recognize the requirements and procedure for a proper execution. If you’re going to procrastinate, as most will, at least do it right.

To reiterate, it is best to not procrastinate where one can avoid it. The perceived benefits of procrastination are completely outweighed by the risks involved with one’s reputation, workload, and stress levels.

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