What would students rather do than homework? The majority responded with Netflix, sleeping, or hanging out with friends. Cortanie Gale would rather be playing with her dog or horse or doing “anything to avoid what I’m really supposed to be doing.” Dominick Pataky said he would rather “obtain currency,” also known as working. Students may think that there are more important things than getting their work done, but there usually isn’t.
With procrastination comes a lot of negative health issues. According to stopprocrastinationinfo.org, it can lead to serious amounts of anxiety and stress. People also tend to be sleep deprived from procrastinating, either staying up late to do their work or up all night pondering whether or not they will complete the work on time. Procrastination definitely negatively affects one’s life.
Procrastination may be very common, but there are also ways around it. Some students had really good advice to help out high schoolers. Julianna Parsons said that students could try dividing up the work they need to accomplish in smaller portions, with short breaks in between. If work has to be procrastinated, this is probably the best solution.
Procrastination may seem like the best option, but most New Haven students said they usually regret procrastinating because it causes too much stress. Most students can agree that they do most definitely procrastinate, but they know it’s not the best option!
-by Alex Madden