Goals, Growth and Grit 9 – Week of May 11th-15th

Posted: May 11, 2020

Procrastination

Deadline, Stopwatch, Clock, Time, Pressure, Watch

This week we are going to take a look at the time-management pitfall that is procrastination. Procrastination (putting off doing things until later) is something that everybody struggles with, and the more you give into this bad habit the more negative consequences you will experience in your life. I'm sure you can think of some time in your life when you put off something important and ended up regretting it. Maybe you promised yourself you'd never do it again, but you fall into the same pattern of behaviour again and again.

1. The first thing you will do is take an online test to see how bad of a procrastinator you are at this website: https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newHTE_99.htm

2. Next, watch this video that shows the thought process of a chronic procrastinator: https://youtu.be/arj7oStGLkU 

3. Finally, read this article, and then write up a guide that you would give to students coming to grade 9 at SSHS next year that would help them overcome procrastination to be successful students. Feel free to search online for other tips and advice to deal with this bad habit and use that info for your guide as well.