The second wave in India has disturbed the country with manifold losses with high mortality inflation. The examination boards in India have postponed the exams without definite. The pandemic has taken a toll on students and aspirants. The online mode could be prevailed by a few privileged sections of the society. Universities across the country have not taken any entrance for new admission. Previous year exams postponed without a definite date to this year. The dilemma has disturbed the regularity among the student. The candidates appearing for various state and central exams are struggling with uncertainty. The confusion has created a laid-back environment. The pattern of delaying or postponing examination from the educational department indulges the candidate, and students procrastinate studying.
Procrastination is not the problem but a manifestation of more profound issues. But, unfortunately, habitual reply to stress affects due to uncertainty. Procrastination becomes a habit out of circumstances. Habitual procrastination is like any other fixation, which can be unlearned. For instance, studying for exams. These tasks increase your stress levels or pressure your brain to function.
Procrastinating any task reduces your stress levels by withdrawing from the task. For example, indulge in social media or watch a movie or spend time playing games or sleeping. People suffer from tension from various work pressure, and pressure doesn’t spare the physical body. Following procrastinating increases stress levels to harm the physical body later. The certainty among the candidate and students has hit this process severely. They are the ones, who are worst crack by stress due to procrastinating. Stress affects various psychological disorders such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, etc. Anxiety is a disorder common among uncertainty. Even not studying or preparing creates anxiety.
Anxiety is a state of impassioned, resulting in situations of threatening danger and showcases in expectation of unfortunate circumstances. Anxiety reveals itself as a sense of failure, the doubt of oneself, loss of adequate energy in the face of outside factors, and fabrication of their strength. Usually, anxiety can be both trait anxiety or state anxiety. Trait anxiety is a constant characteristic or feature of an individual. State anxiety is aroused by some temporary situations, of the environment such as examination, accident, and punishment. Academic anxiety is a kind of state anxiety relates to the imminent threat from educational institutions, teachers, subjects, and language.
Procrastination makes us feel stabler through a manner called concrete support. By avoiding the task, we can decrease our stress levels and indulge in different activities. Your brain connects the act of procrastinating, which gives you require to keep doing it. It becomes a regular habit to denial of reality. It can help in the brief duration but, procrastination makes you feel worse in the long run. Ultimately, it lowers your self-confidence for the long term.
The uncertainly is not easy for human beings under the Covid-19 crisis. However, procrastinating is not the solution, but it further enhances the challenge of work overload. The student and candidates can distribute their time for a day and execute a regular habit to stay on track. In the beginning, the expectation of completing a single task should not be challenging. It should be interesting and short, to get a regularity of it. This process can help in a group study through phone or anyone with similar interest. It will gradually bring back the self-confidence within the student or candidate preparing for a test. It is impossible to expect perfection in a day.
What involves in the next few days is preparing small wins. It helps in studying for 2-3 hours and change the subject or place or environment. Also, keep track of the regularity and achievement. These little achievements matter, so keep strengthening them. It is significant to recognize that you don’t have to study the entire day. The purpose is to change yourself from a procrastinator to a producer. Also, procrastinating sometimes does not mean you fail, but not to repeat it regularly severe consequences in your life.
The Covid-19 has shifted most of the ongoing work either paused or postponed. This uncertainty has created a void in our mind to constantly delaying things. However, delaying things can make us lazy as well as continuously stressing. Having uncertain feelings or anxiety about the current situation is normal.
The pattern of procrastination that can disrupt our daily life will further add to increase stress. We could start the day by listing daily tasks. The slow process can help to be balanced and regular. However, the situation in India is getting worse day by day. The cases are showing serious consequences with death in the country. The second wave began the Covid-19 pandemic without any notice, so the change was sudden. However, now students, candidates, and educators have time to prepare for going back to normal. Also, step back for a few hours for degrading physical situation and mental health.
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