People Procrastinate, Maybe You Should Too.


It’s that lovely time of year where the air, the apples and the leaves all have one thing in common: they’re crisp. If you know anything about me, chances are you know fall is my favorite time of year. Fall is when my coffee loses the ice, my scarves and boots make a reappearance and when the weather is absolutely ideal for nap-taking (and hikes and stuff, if you’re into that.)

In my mind, there’s just one small downside to this wonderful season: college midterms. They sneak up on you when you’re least expecting them; as if you should have been preparing for them all along–what?

Last week when my professors started mentioning study guides and reviews, it hit me: midterm season is upon us. Yuck.

Let’s be real; no one wants to spend an entire week studying for back to back tests. If you’re anything like me, you make a solid attempt to study, all the while half-heartedly hoping for something or someone to distract you.

Everyone needs study breaks. Procrastination can even be helpful, if you do it right. So what if you miss out on an hour or two of studying? Imagine all the other necessary things you could get done while you’re procrastinating filling out those test review sheets:


Cleaning your room/apartment

Calling your parents or a friend

A coffee/smoothie run

A nap

This list could go on and on. Everyone procrastinates at some point. But while you’re procrastinating on studying, you could get lots of other important things accomplished. Basically, it’s practicing self care. Yep, that’s right. Procrastinating can be good for you! That’s why we made this week’s issue of the Clocktower extra special–a whole 16 pages of special–because we knew you’d probably need to procrastinate at some point in the next week.

So, enjoy the extra information and activities we jam packed into this issue and don’t feel guilty about it. Happy procrastinating!

Danica Eylenstein is a senior studying communication.