Delay the day



Alexandra Norton battles with procrastination while doing online schoolwork at home.

The first week of online school is done and what can I say other than the obvious: this is going to be rough. 

Now I’ve always considered myself a good student. I have a 4.0 GPA with honors, Dual Credit, and AP classes, I’ve won many academic awards and achievements, and I’m responsible about making up work quickly when I miss because of my extracurriculars. But it’s different now. Now I get all my assignments at the same time on Monday, and I have to have them done by the next Monday. That means I have a full week to do what I’m best at: procrastinate.

I tend to leave things for the last minute when it’s possible. Now don’t get me wrong, I have random sparks of motivation that let me get work done and I always force myself to get at least a little bit of work done every day. But if I could have it my way, I’d spend my time watching Grey’s Anatomy with my dog.

I know that I will get my work done on time. I have a schedule that I set when I get my assignments on Monday. I set it to where I will have no school work on Friday. That way, I can get behind and still have my work done before the weekend. I did pretty good this week. The only thing I procrastinated until Sunday night was this column, but I should be able to get it done.

This is a terrible situation with the COVID-19 outbreak, but I plan on using this time to work on my procrastination habits, God willing my family and I don’t get sick. I have a daily schedule that involves me waking up by 9:00 to make breakfast, workout, and get a little school done before I make my brother and I lunch. I’m trying to kick away this habit the best way that I can: not avoiding it.