Making right priorities is the most crucial choice in life. Your priorities give shape to your future. It is also important to adhere to those priorities of yours. This is one of the most difficult elements of time-management.
When you don’t follow your priorities, you postpone the important tasks, that is, you procrastinate. Procrastination means to delay the productive, high-value activities – those which can bring results in key areas – for no good reason. Procrastination is the greatest trouble a student faces in managing time. A student may know what is important to him, and he may also let others know his priorities. Yet, he may procrastinate and fail to act on them.
Procrastination is triggered by discomfort and is often used as a tool to avoid discomfort. For example: you may not want to study because you may not like the subject. But you should know that each time you procrastinate, you reinforce a feeling of dislike towards the higher priority activity. This usually, ends up building a lot of pressure on students, as they put themselves in situations where they have lesser time to complete tasks.
Those who procrastinate are also more prone to take up bad habits. Due to stress and repeated failures in life, students become discouraged and morose. Therefore, it is important to overcome the dislike you have for a subject by developing an interest in it or by learning the importance of studying it. (It may be even better if a student has a choice over the subjects and choose the one’s they are interested in.)
Delaying studies/ procrastinating only further strengthens your dislike towards it. So, next time you procrastinate, try to identify the discomforts because of which you tend to avoid your work.