Procrastination Behaviors In College Students

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The World is a complex fast-paced environment that is always changing; but one thing that is always constant is time. Time cannot be altered in any way. One may often feel overwhelmed by all the tasks needed to get done in his or her allotted time. If one does not know how to manage time effectively, this can be very stressful and become a physical and emotional strain on a person. Time management is an area of many people’s lives especially college student’s lives that need to be worked on. Although many students want more hours in a day, which is just not a possibility; therefore, time management is the only alternative. Students should be able to develop a research strategy to aide in solving this time dilemma.
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Postponing high-priority actions and replacing them with low-priority responsibilities aim to delay the anxiety in the beginning; however, completing the task becomes stressful when the situation begins to resemble a crisis. Procrastination behaviors can evolve into a chronic stress, repeating the avoidance even despite their good intentions and the unpleasant consequences of nervous tension, feelings of guilt, and disappointment (Balkis & Duru, 2007). Another thing that students do that may disrupt their time management is working part-time at the university. Life as university students is very challenging. Students may also have a problem in terms of money and this encourages them to working part time in the period of study, therefore stressed out. Non-traditional students are presented with stressful situations more often during their higher education endeavors because of their work, social, and domestic situations along with additional time constraints and less involvement in the campus life (Forbus, Newbold & Mehta, …show more content…
In order the control the time, as a university student, you have to focus your time for three purposes: studying, working, and enjoying life. If you want to administrate the time you spend on studying, you have to keep in mind the deadline, amount and difficulty of the assignments that you have to complete each week and month (Donoghue, 2006). If you can finish them on time, you will be relaxed and calm. You will have time to do other things, such as watching a movie, revising your lessons and preparing yourself for examinations. Second, if you want to manage your working time, you have to set how many days-off you have each week and month (Donoghue, 2006). You may be working 4 days a week. You may determine to go for work for two days and to relax for one day. Either way, you must not overwork because it might affect the other two purposes. Even though attending class and completing assignments is a top priority for most students, many find that they are not allowing enough time for their studies. According to Meg Keeley, “on average, students should spend about 2 hours of study for each hour of class time. For example, if you are carrying 12 credits in a semester, you should allow 24 hours per week for study” (Keely, 2011). Planning ahead is another key factor in managing time. Jot down things to do with a monthly schedule and hang it up

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