National Fight Procrastination Day is celebrated on 6th September; this day encourages people to control and change their procrastination problem and to battle against the habit of putting off important tasks for another day. When it comes to daunting, tedious or important tasks, we have all procrastinated by doing something else. Procrastination does not always have a tragic result, but at times procrastination can become a problem. The habit of procrastination increases stress and anxiety.
Schraw, Wadkins, and Olafson have proposed three criteria for a behaviour to be classified as procrastination: it must be counterproductive, needless, and delaying.
History of National Fight Procrastination Day
National Fight Procrastination Day encourages us to get up in arms and to fight against the bad habit of “putting things off.” Often we come across a task we rather not do or postpone. It can either be a straightforward task like cleaning up our cupboard or ordering a birthday gift or a very complex task like preparing a presentation for the class. When it comes to difficult, tedious or necessary tasks, we have all delayed the work by doing something else. A 1992 study says that 52% of surveyed students were found having a high to moderate procrastination problem. It is indicated that 80%–95% of college students engage in postponing and delaying things, about 75% thinking themselves procrastinators. Student syndrome refers to the fact that a student will only start to concentrate on a task immediately before a deadline fully. Freud says that the pleasure principle may be responsible for this procrastination problem.
Other Celebrations on September 6
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How to Celebrate National Fight Procrastination Day
Celebrate National Fight Procrastination day by getting ready to battle against the bad habit of putting things off all day long and take your to-do list now and start finishing all the postponed tasks. Also, post pictures and share your thoughts about the day on social media with the hashtag #FightProcrastinationDay.