Column: Do not procrastinate these final weeks

Mackenzie Freund, Online Producer

Time to freak out. It’s after spring break and there is not much time left to get the grades I need for my classes. How am I going to get everything done?

Watching “Fuller House” on Netflix is not the answer to these questions, though it is the more preferable option.

There are six weeks left in the semester, and I can slowly feel the flurry of students scrambling to get all of their projects and essays done so they can secure that good grade.

The thing that many students don’t always realize is that these remaining weeks are going to be the quickest, yet slowest weeks of the semester.

With final projects, deadlines on the horizon and last minute scrambles to the biggest essay of the semester, it can actually hurt you in the long run.

Not getting these projects done in a timely fashion is probably going to be the death of you.

Especially if you are the kind of person who gets sick if they are stressed out too much.

Needing to keep all of your school projects in line is just one project upon many.

Staying healthy, packing at the end of the semester and studying for finals are also important.

While it may be too early for packing, staying healthy and studying are some things that can be done over the rest of the semester.

In fact, many professors around this time will begin to drop hints about what will be on their final exams.

It also helps to ask them for help if you are not understanding something in class.

Staying healthy is another easy thing to do during these stressful weeks, and the easy way to do this is to drink water and sleep.

Ah yes, sleep–the key ingredient to not dying during finals week.

This can often be interrupted by those late-night wants to splurge on Netflix before bed.

In fact, I am sitting here wanting to watch the rest of “Fuller House” on Netflix instead of doing my readings or essay for my classes.

I get it, the Netflix option is always the more pleasurable, especially since Netflix only gives you 15 seconds to decide if you want to watch that next episode.

In the wise words of the great John Mulaney, “percentage wise, it is 100 percent easier not to do things than to do them, and so much fun not to do them, especially when you are supposed to do them.”

While that is the fun outlook, that is not the mentality to have the last weeks of the semester.

It is important to push through these last weeks and get all of your projects done, because the last thing that needs to happen right before finals week is a week of struggling to get all of your stuff done.

Being a procrastinating perfectionist, I do wait as long as I can before starting something, because the pressure makes me do my best work.

I do not recommend this method.

Using this method means that you will be up all night studying and trying to get that paper done and then trying not to fall asleep when it is time for the final.

At the end of the day, the important thing is to keep your head on straight and push through these last weeks before you push your stuff into your car and head home either for the summer, or for the rest of your life.

Mackenzie Freund is a junior journalism major. She can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].