Procrastination is not a good thing, nor is it bad. Okay, it's probably leaning more towards bad, but it surprisingly also has a lot of benefits too! For example, if you leave that project off to finish at a later date, even though the due date is looming overhead, you have a chance to focus on everything else, or even just CHILL OUT. Stress, as we all know, is not good to have, and we all need to take breathers.
So what if you're just sitting around and waiting for that due date to come just because you don't want to do that project and feel like relaxing and doing nothing? Well, we all have those moments. Ah, our lazy, lazy, LAZY moments.
Usually, people leave things to the last day if they KNOW that they could complete that project. Some people may procrastinate so much that they even forget all about it! But whether you remember or not is another issue. Procrastination teaches people to be more organized, and I say this in the least cheesiest internet voice possible. It also teaches you to be responsible. Below are two examples in which this applied to me:
1. In another case of procrastination, my project was due the next day, and it was a MAJOR project that I didn't work on that much. I probably should have though... Anyways, as I was rushing, I found that it was harder and harder to find materials. I started running around the room saying things like, "WHERE'S THE GLUESTICK?!" and, "I NEED SCISSORS! SOMEONE HELP ME FIND THE SCISSORS!" This went on for about, oh, I don't know, three hours or so. I eventually knew that at that rate, I wouldn't get ANYTHING done, so I reorganized my work space, and in no time, I finished! (Well, it was about eleven o' clock when I reorganized, and I worked on it until twelve, went to sleep, then woke up and worked on it for another hour, so... I guess that counts, right?"
2. I was procrastinating so badly, and I had about three projects due the next three consecutive days. So, what did I do? I actually sat myself down and planned out what I would do, like, the hardest and most-likely-to-have-mistakes things from project #1 and the okay stuff from project #2 first, then the okay stuff of project #1, then the easy parts of project #1,2,and 3. I know this sounds confusing, but to me, it makes perfect sense. Maybe that's because I actually did it... Anyways, I learned how to plan things out with that experience.