Exam period: the only time of year when the library replaces Timepiece as your best chance of social interaction for the evening. Though (hopefully) we all realise the seriousness of the next few weeks, it can be extremely difficult getting straight down to work when we’ve spent the majority of our degrees dodging anything not deemed absolutely essential, in favour of wasting hours on Facebook, Imgur and Watch Series. Old habits die hard, after all, but is procrastination really the problem?
Unfortunately, I’m not going to tell you that I’ve found a study that proves Facebook is good for brain function. But procrastination doesn’t have to involve trawling through the Internet. According to every students’ best friend, Wikipedia- procrastination involves ‘doing something from which one derives enjoyment, and this putting off important tasks for a later time’- meaning it can be absolutely anything. By choosing the right activities, procrastination can help with time management, motivation and general sanity in this difficult time, so here are a few of my favourites.