By Min Li Khor, GIS Student
the action of delaying or postponing something.
the action of ruining your own life for no apparent reason. (Tim Urban, 2013)
At some point in your life, you will have procrastinated. Maybe you’re already doing it on a regular basis. Maybe you’re doing it right now, by reading this magazine. I certainly am, in the time of writing this article.
Sometimes, you regret doing it, but other times, it may have worked out for you. Procrastination is always seen as such a negative thing – but like everything, it has it’s positives. Sort of. It’s time-saving, in the sense that things you would normally spend hours on suddenly become doable in a matter of half an hour. Some people work well under pressure, right? However, rushed work will definitely not reflect your true capabilities.
With mocks upcoming and final exams imminent, it’s a good idea to avoid procrastinating, or at least try to do it as little as possible. Here are some ideas on what to do (and what not to do):
Hopefully these things will be helpful to you, and maybe you’re even doing some of them already, which is great. If you have something you should be doing right now – put down the magazine and come back to it when you’re done.