Essay on Procrastination I 'll Make A Better Title Later

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Procrastination-I’ll Make A Better Title Later A high school student has a research paper due tomorrow and they need to start writing it. They turn on their computer and gather materials, only to realize it might take them all night to write seven pages! Now they have no choice but to shut off their phone, block out the world, and grab that extra caffeine they’re going to need to stay awake! They thought they planned to write most of the paper on their free day this week? Oh wait…they did, but instead of executing that plan, they binge-watched Netflix for five hours straight. Well, at least at that time they were doing something they enjoyed, but now they’re in deep weeds trying to finish work they’ve known about for many weeks.
By definition, procrastination is the act or habit of putting off or delaying something, and it is a problem that has been increasing rapidly amongst many in recent years. A common misconception in society today is that procrastination is all in the head, and doesn’t impact a person’s physical health. On the contrary, the habit of procrastination is linked with causing many physical ailments. “When I procrastinate, a physical side effect I notice is stress eating,” Selena DeGreef said during a personal interview. Procrastination causes stress levels of a person to skyrocket, releasing hormones that mimic the feeling of hunger. Selena is not alone in noticing this during the aftermath of procrastinating. Zak Stambor’s article titled, Stressed Out…

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