Procrastination, Bad You
by Adam Goodwin | 2014 | Last Updated: January 21, 2014
The word procrastination. It has a bad name, doesn’t it? Especially in my current setting of a university staff member.
Students are constantly told. Get better at time management. Prioritize more. Just do, we university staff and faculty, tell you.
People employed at universities are forgetting something very important. Firstly, yes, students must learn the skill of prioritizing and managing their time. Many colleagues forget the other reason (besides learning skills, knowledge, etc) individuals should attend post-secondary institutions.
Who Are You
Universities are fantastic incubators for individuals discovering their beliefs, values, opinions, attitudes, and needs. This is a vital part many forget when speaking about a college education.
Procrastination Part II
The things you do while you procrastinate from homework, work, etc, may be the thing you should actually be doing with your life. For those who watch YouTube, I don’t mean watch videos. Perhaps the types of videos you watch are important. If you watch videos of comedians, I don’t mean find a job where you talk about jokes all day. I mean a job where you can make people happy and satisfied – this could be a wide variety of jobs and careers. A much different focus.
A Call To Action
Let’s re-think how we speak about procrastination. Instead of making others feel bad for procrastinating, let’s instead ask, what are you doing when you procrastinate?
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Adam Goodwin is a Canadian working in the United Kingdom, and is a proud shameless idealist. His parents currently work in Cairo, Egypt. He has siblings and distant family in Canada and around the rainbow nation’s only home. Follow his year+ overseas on Twitter (@adam13goodwin) and on this blog.