If you ever find yourself feeling guilty about the fact that you’re doing something else besides getting your schoolwork, an application, or any other work done, you’re suffering from the procrastination guilt. And I’m here to help you with that. Procrastination consists of avoiding required tasks by allocating tremendous importance on actions more useless, mundane, or interesting. It’s a skill that you gain after years and years of being a victim of society’s pressure for you to attend school. It is generally considered unproductive, and teachers, parents, and bosses usually go to great lengths to point out the negative sides of procrastination. However, procrastination can help you live a stress-free, pleasurable life. Getting to college is the ultimate opportunity to explore this amazing and creative art, so don’t hesitate anymore and keep reading so you can procrastinate like a pro.
First, do not ever, and I mean, ever, get a calendar. The more unaware you are of your duties, the better. If you don’t own a calendar, you won’t be able to remind yourself of things you have to do. This is the one golden rule when it comes to procrastinating. The rest of the things listed here are more like tips rather than steps, so feel free to be creative and pick whichever sounds more appealing.
Create a list of what you need to get done. Then think about the long time getting all of these tasks done will take you. Making clear how much time it will take you to complete all of the assignments or chores that you have been assigned to do will most likely do the trick and discourage you from even trying or starting to try to get them done. Then tear up the list and light it on fire. You should never have to worry about any of those again or be reminded of them.
If your thing to do has to do with calling someone, e.g. someone that just lost a pet of a family member, an employer, etc, abstain yourself from the temptation of accomplishing this by thinking about negative things about that person. Try reminding yourself of that one time he or she didn’t invite you to his or her birthday, or how he or she gets so annoying on the phone, etc. Focus all your energy on the...