Min Zheng What Procrastination Is and How To Beat It? You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again (Benjamín F). Have you ever felts bad after g procrastinating, and it made your life feel perplexed? Over the years, I’ve been a procrastinator, no matter how much I want to avoid it. In daily life, there are such things like homework, study, essays, work, and schools. My instinct is to start at late as possible. Being a procrastinator, I try many ways, but it just doesn’t work for me to stay be a delay for something. For example, it is only until the last moment, the night before, that I start to write an essay that had been assigned for two weeks. Once, the professor had assigned the class an essay assignment due in two weeks. In the beginning, I planned well as soon as possible, to complete the assignment in the first week. However, the real-life always doesn’t go how I planned or thought. The first week ran out very fast, since I had to study for an exam, read novels, and watch YouTube videos out. The next week, I tried to start the essay, but I felt unhappy and stressful because the research essay topic, and other things happened in my life such as getting a bad grade in other classes. So, I was going to sleep and doing other things such as thinking about life to try forgetting and avoided the essay I should have to write about. Until, the night before for the due day, I start begained my draft. Finally, I used overnight to finish the essay and turn in the next day in class. I felt disappointed about the article I writed because I can write better if I have more time. Procrastination can be described in this Greek poem from 700 B.C. “do not put your work off till tomorrow and the day after; for a sluggish worker does not fill his barn, nor one who puts off his work: industry makes work go well, but a man who puts off works is always at hand-grips with ruin.”-Hersiod,” works and days.” (...)
When I saw this poem surprised because over century ago already had people seen “procrastination” had happen in their daily life. In Greek poetry tell us do not put you today work to tomorrow because tomorrow has new things to work on. If you are delaying work to the next day, then there will have so much work for you, that was cannot be able to complete. Since the procrastination is really an issue for me, I started to focus on finding what is procrastination is, and why it affects us so much. According to the search online, difference scientist has different meaning about procrastination. “a Neuropsychologist might call it a failure or executive function, or how you plan ahead and prioritize things.”(...) “A social psychologist, on the other hand, might see it as a problem related to emotion regulation or trying to avoid bed feeling like stress.”( .... ) “and Evolutionary psychologists think it could be partly genetic.” ( .... ) These definitions are mostly similar, but have little differences for us.
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