10 Reasons Why It’s Totally OK That You’re Procrastinating Right Now

  1. You deserve this.

  2. You’ve been working really hard lately! Like, super hard!

  3. Winter break is only like two weeks away — it’s not like any decision you make at this point could actually affect your grades that badly.

  4. It’s only a couple of minutes… or hours… or days…

  5. Even though society wants you to forget it, you are a person before you are a student.

  6. If you think about it, you probably don’t need all that time to do your work anyway. Doing it all right now and finishing early would just mean that you’ll have free time later when everyone else is working. So if you procrastinate now, you’re really just pacing yourself so that you’re not left to have fun by yourself when everyone else is studying. If you don’t really think about, it makes a whole lot of sense.

  7. Think about all the Facebook holiday baking videos you’d be missing if you were working right now. It’s practically criminal.

  8. Spending time with your friends before you have to abandon them for a month is equally, if not more, important to the work you think you should be doing.

  9. As Maya Angelou (who is like, super smart) once said, “Every person needs to take one day away.”

  10.  I mean, at the end of the day, you’re going to do what you have to do. Who are you kidding? You’re a perfectionist that took 34 AP classes in high school. It’s not as if your academic conscience, which has equated academic success with self-worth for the last fifteen years, would let you not turn in your 15-page international relations paper. So even if you do end up writing all of it in the final 12 hours, you’re going to do it — ergo, you might as well surf Facebook for now. Yay!

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