*To the tune of the Addams Family theme song*
As I sit and wonder about what to think and ponder
I realize I have squandered because the time is two (AM)
What do I do? *snap snap*
Talk about news *snap snap*
Write a review
With a view to
Captivate you *snap snap*
School is in six hours
I need to take a shower
But all I’ve done is glower at an empty screen
I’m not a very talented person.
However, my ability to complete papers, projects, and other various school related responsibilities within 24 hours of their due dates and still earn decent grades is uncanny.
I’ve been putting off schoolwork since I began my academic career 14 years ago, but it still baffles me especially now that I’m in college.
How have I been getting away with doing this for so long?
Oh wait, I haven’t. The stress and sleepless nights are slowly eating away at my sanity.
I need help.
I can’t even write a 300 word column without the Opinions Editor breathing down my neck like he is right now…
Anyway, after procrastinating some more by doing excessive research on procrastination, I have found quite a few interesting facts about my struggle.
For example, I am only one of the approximately 64 million people in the U.S. who suffers from what psychologists call “chronic procrastination”.
Research conducted by Joseph Ferrari, a leading psychologist in the study of procrastination, indicates that 20 percent of people in the U.S. are chronic procrastinators.
For this percentage of people, procrastination is more than just postponing a task, it’s a way of life.
It’s my way of life, but the more I learn about this illness, the more I realize it doesn’t have to be. I’m going to research ways to conquer procrastination. I’ll finish this column later.
Molly Dotson is junior journalism major. She can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]