Procrastination, everyone does it and everyone hates it. Some people are huge procrastinators and others only do every once and a while but either way it's a problem among today's high school and college students. take for instance this post I am writing right now. I had the chance to write a post all week. Instead of writing it on monday or tuesday and just getting it done I waited until the very last day.
"Procrastination is a behavior which is characterized by the deferment of actions or tasks to a later time."
There are many different psychological causes of procrastination but they all revolve around the issues of anxiety and a low sense of self worth. Although many people believe that procrastination is connected to laziness it is really connected to anxiety. Procrastination is found to be predominant in the academic setting. in 1992 a study showed that 80% to 95% of college students engaged in procrastination and 75% called themselves procrastinators.
It's obvious that procrastination is problem in today's youth , but how do we solve this problem? Procrastination can lead to work that is not as good as it could have been, anxiety and stress. so if you are a big procrastinator try to find a way to get your work done early it could help relieve some of that stress that your feeling.