After a long day of doodling in the margins, newsfeed sifting and polite small talk, we return home uniquely energized to deny any and all mentions of “work.” It seems that college students have taken the “less is more” mentality to a new level.
You’re all procrastinating and we see you.
These are some of the ways we know you waste time:
For the type-A personality: “Productive” procrastination — Completing an assignment due in two weeks instead of the 100 pages of reading due tomorrow.
For the FIFA addict: “Vicarious achievement” procrastination — When they score, you score. It’s as simple as that.
For the Yates all-day-every-day-ers: “Pain for different gain” procrastination — Do you even lift? Yes. Do you study? …
For the disoriented senior: “The future is coming, I know this, but I am choosing to ignore it” procrastination — Can I get an amen?
For the VIPS of the RHO: “Online shopping” procrastination — pre-emptively rewarding yourself for doing what you have to do, despite not having done it.
For the Buzzfeed fans: “taking quizzes that don’t count toward your GPA” procrastination — a socially acceptable form of self-discovery. How else will you know that you’re supposed to live in Illinois and that your spirit animal is a fox?
For the binge watchers: “I need to give my mind a break now in order for it to work better later” procrastination — Watching “Grey’s Anatomy” before a bio test is proven to improve results 93% of the time (so long as you are adequately prepared before watching).
For the person with decent hygiene that recognizes the need to do his/her laundry consistently: “Wasting two hours of my afternoon just so I don’t walk around campus naked” procrastination – You ran out of underwear and now you can’t do stats. This seems like the most justifiable way to procrastinate, but it doesn’t need to be this way people!
Thanks to Wash Cycle Laundry, this mundane and often sweaty (why are the laundry rooms so hot) form of procrastination will no longer dominate your schedule. They’ll do your laundry for you!
In the time it takes you to do your laundry, you could’ve pretended to do your reading, done half of your reading while scrolling through GU confessions or actually done your reading — but that’s up to you. Either way you should be doing something cooler than washing your laundry.
Except your beautifully cleaned or dry cleaned clothes will be in the back basket!
Try it for yourself and use the code BACKTOSCHOOL10 to get $10 off your first order!
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