How many of you lovely ladies are procrastinators? Don’t be ashamed, we all have our own separate ways that we procrastinate, whether it is waiting until the last minute to write a 10 page paper on the Great Wall of China, or saying the infamous “I’ll get to it later” when referring to cleaning the unrecognizable pile of who knows what in your room. That is all well and good, but did you know that procrastination can actually affect your health? Crazy, right? Let me explain.
Procrastination is a huge stress factor. It is a behavior that leads to stress because you keep putting off things that really need to be done, and when it is crunch time you have so much to do that you cannot handle it all. If you keep putting things off, the stress of the event will just keep building up and building up. If you get it done and out of the way, then the stress is eliminated! When it comes to a big school project or paper, work on it a little bit at a time instead of waiting until the last minute. If you work on things little by little, then it is a lot easier to get done, and if you wait until the last minute, you are probably not going to do your best work because you are rushed. By procrastinating, you can also be missing out on great opportunities. If there is a scholarship or job that you need to apply for, do NOT put it off! If you put it off, someone else could get it. How disappointing would THAT be? Procrastination also threatens happiness. The more stressed you are, the less happy you are because the stress weighs you down. Stop procrastinating and see what a difference it can make in your life!
I know you can do it!