Procrastination is real, but there are steps one can take to curb it


Maddy Bell, Staff Writer

Procrastination is a known problem that everyone has experienced at some point. Although it may be challenging for some people, procrastination does not have to overtake one’s life.

“I procrastinate often, almost every day,” says sophomore Veronica Chom. “I try to prioritize my homework, but it’s just hard to focus on assignments.”

Procrastination can be a struggle for people to cope with if they lose motivation easily or don’t follow a specific schedule. 

“I try to keep a routine. If there’s a homework assignment, I try to start it right when it’s assigned so I won’t forget to do it later,” said Arianna Huicochea, sophomore.

Kaylin Prouza, sophomore, says the A/B schedule allows her to conveniently plan how she will complete her assignments. Prouza uses Google Calendar to keep track of her homework assignments. 

Creating a calendar to keep track of assignments is one way to beat procrastination. Tackling assignments right away can also be key. 

“I do my homework the day it’s assigned to get it out of the way,” said Abby Ku, freshman. Instead of putting off work until the last minute, Ku explains how she is always on top of her work and personally believes that she has a strong and effective work ethic.

When people are constantly busy, they are basically being forced into a routine and, therefore, experience limited procrastination. This instance commonly occurs when being a student athlete. 

“Balancing school with athletics can be tough, but if I set time aside to do both, it gets easier,” said Jack Conway, freshman. 

Avoiding procrastination is also about one’s mentality. “Even though I might feel unmotivated to do work, it’s not an excuse to not do it,” said senior Rayhan Akthar. 

Although procrastination can be a struggle, it is preventable and doesn’t need to control a person’s life.