Dillydallying: Bad for Your Health

Rebecca Krist, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

First off I love the word Dillydallying. It's fun to say but it is something that I typically don't have an issue with. I was raised to not be on time, but always be early and I am raising my son the same way. I don't like the feeling of being panicked or rushed. This little article was very blunt. They told it like it is and also mentioned a few studies that were conducted. Procrastinators are often have unhealthy lifestyles, can't regulate behavior among other things.

Procrastination>Bad for your health
Kriselyn Galvan
Chemeketa Community College, Salem oregon

Learning that people who procrastinate get cold and flu symptoms, and have digestive problems more frequently than those who are punctual makes a lot of sense. At work the ones who are late and call in most of the time are not only always, but truly sick. I had no idea this would tie into being a procrastinator. Smoking and drinking are signs of anxiety and eating poorly happens because people don't have time to think about their diet! Wow! I think I just had a breakthrough! It truly is bad for your health to procrastinate.

So true!
Terra Mullings, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem,OR

Unfortunately they are on track with everything they wrote. Most especially is the last paragraph when they say that giving a procrastinator a day planner doesn't help. It really doesn't it gives them (me) an easy task something fun to do for about an hour then they feel they have accomplished enough to justify procrastinating the rest of the day. I do that all the time with other things like on a day that I need to clean the whole house I will say clean half of the bathroom and half of the kitchen then my daughter will have a huge toddler fit and then I'll say oh I was so exhausted mentally after that I decided to take a break. But then I don't do anything else but I justify it by saying at least I did a little....

Too Much Negativity
Genevieve Johnson, College Senior
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK

This article succeeded in shocking its readers, but aside from that, it's not very useful. So, procrastinators are unhealthy and set in their habits. Are we doomed to be unhealthy for the rest of our lives? I would like to see some examples of how chronic procrastinators can work around their tendencies. If there is nothing that can be changed, why even write about it at all?

Professional dillydallier...
Joe Araujo, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

Having spent some time as a dillydallier, I found it interesting to see what medical problems are tied with it. One was that we have more digestive problems. This is something I have dealt with my entire life. I will find more ways to stop the dillydallying using skills and tools I have recently learned.


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