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The Effects Of Procrastination Can Destroy Your Life

I had a month to submit my research paper, so I didn’t have to start doing it right away. Surprisingly, I put it off for 27 days and now I only had 3 days to finish it. Knowing the due date was near; I jumped up on my table and started to write. Unfortunately, I couldn’t believe that choosing a tiny topic for my paper was a challenging task for me. Then, I decided to work on it another day. Only 2 days were left for the deadline, it was Sunday, so I had to go to work and came home late at night, too tired to use my brain for anything. Just 1 day remaining, today I had 2 classes and came back home late again, so I had to fill my stomach up before starting the paper. Finally, I had to spend all night for picking a topic, finding information and…show more content…
For this reason, it is necessary to recognize and understand the effects of procrastinating, so that we can minimize the consequences or stop it before it gets worse. According to Kirstin O’Donovan, the author of “8 Ways Procrastination Can Destroy Your Life,” pointed out that there are three major effects when putting things off. First of all, it makes you lose your precious time. As the old saying goes “Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” The fact that whenever we delay something, we still need to come back and complete it. However, for some reasons we still put it off for unnecessary tasks, then come back to finish it at the last minute. We all set goals for having the better future life, but we do not want or too lazy to take any actions after that. Finally, one, two or five years later, nothing has changed since the day we set it up. The question is “Where did all the time go?” This leads to second major effect. Procrastination may change our life in the way we least expected. After all, we end up underachieving and fail to reach our potential that left us with nothing, but only regret and self-loathing. Last but not least, it is our health. “Procrastination is linked to stress and anxiety, and these in turn are linked to health issues” (O’Donovan). We can easily recognize its effect when we…show more content…
On one hand, all procrastinators seem to be a professional planner because it does not involve doing. On the other hand, when we start running our plan, it is like “laying one brick after the other, day after day, without giving up, until a house is built” (Urban). For this reason, we need to have the ideal and specific Brick Laying timeline which is non-replaceable and non-cancellable for any purposes or activities. In this case, it is not easy for procrastinators. However, the most difficult job has just started. After all, we have to follow our plans strictly in order to complete it and make it become true. At the time we begin the task, we have to put away all the distractions and irrelevant activities. Our mind only like doing things that are simple and fun, so there will be times like when we get stuck in brainstorming the new ideas for our essay or we have to solve the Math problem with an unfamiliar formula. “This is where you need to be the strongest. If you can’t force your mind to concentrate, it will escape from these boring activities” (Urban). It is not an easy job for us to stay focus, ignore all the temptation and keep moving forward on our track, but in the end, there is always a glory waiting for us to achieve. Moreover,

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