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“The great thing, then, in all education, is to make our nervous system our ally instead of our enemy.” — William James

As students or Writers, procrastination is a trap that most have fallen into often time. With the help of just the right dose of anxiety, we usually recover for a while and hopefully get most of our work or tasks finished before motivation fades away.

I remember writing a term paper. I had gathered all the necessary information, but the thought that I had already done most of the work led me to put off actually writing the paper. I failed to recognize that it takes more than merely organizing my ideas, and suddenly, it was two days before my paper was due. I spent two to three hours panicking and not knowing where to start.


I eventually calmed down and, having realized I was too ashamed to ask for an extension when I already had two months notice. I decided to stay up all night to write a 20-page research paper. I started earlier than anyone in my class, but that confidence led to procrastination. I am thankful that my anxiety motivated and energized me to write my paper from start to finish.

The fear of failure or incompetence led to that success in writing 20 pages in one sitting. Better time management is more advisable, but we don’t live in a perfect world where everything goes according to plans. Anxiety, stress, and even procrastination will be part of your life to some extent. Learning to differentiate when to accept it and push through, and when to cry out for help when it is overwhelming is the key to living a mindful lifestyle or a life of balance.


Learn To Monitor Your Anxiety And Seek Help When / If Necessary

If your livelihood is threatened and your functionality is affected (chores, job or school performance, social activities, or interpersonal relationships). Then, by all means, seek help without delay or being hindered by shame. Seeking professional help is advisable because only a doctor or mental health professional can identify whether an anxiety disorder causes your anxiety symptoms. Or other related disorder such as Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, or PTSD.

Anxiety has different variations and levels. People can experience minor levels of situational or circumstantial general anxiety (life changes or unexpected event occurrences). That’s why it is vital to surround yourself with people who help you see the bright side of life. Nevertheless, learn and be willing to be there for people when they need you, too.

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18 thoughts on “How Healthy Anxiety Can Overcome Procrastination

  1. Michael – I'm from Imo State Nigeria. I studied Political Science in University of Nigeria Nsukka, a member, Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered) A blogger, An International Business Man and Political Analyst
    Michael Ogazie says:

    This a great article. One can only escape it with determination.

    1. Marie Cook – I am a food lover, and cooking is therapeutic for me; it relaxes me and transports me to a quieter universe away from the noisy, busy modern world. I am a Counseling Mental Health & Wellness graduate student, wife, and stepmother. I love connecting with people from different cultural backgrounds through food, fashion, wisdom, and lifestyle in general. To be continued because I am still in the process of discovering who I am as I continue this journey called life. I promise to keep you all posted in the meantime.
      Marie Jeanderine Cook says:

      You are absolutely right. Determination matters a lot.

  2. Michael – I'm from Imo State Nigeria. I studied Political Science in University of Nigeria Nsukka, a member, Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered) A blogger, An International Business Man and Political Analyst
    Michael Ogazie says:

    Lolz! You have learnt from your personal experience in the past.

    1. Marie Cook – I am a food lover, and cooking is therapeutic for me; it relaxes me and transports me to a quieter universe away from the noisy, busy modern world. I am a Counseling Mental Health & Wellness graduate student, wife, and stepmother. I love connecting with people from different cultural backgrounds through food, fashion, wisdom, and lifestyle in general. To be continued because I am still in the process of discovering who I am as I continue this journey called life. I promise to keep you all posted in the meantime.
      Marie Jeanderine Cook says:

      Yes, I did. What a hard lesson to learn..lol

  3. Michael – I'm from Imo State Nigeria. I studied Political Science in University of Nigeria Nsukka, a member, Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered) A blogger, An International Business Man and Political Analyst
    Michael Ogazie says:

    Procrastination is a bad habit… I hat e

  4. Michael – I'm from Imo State Nigeria. I studied Political Science in University of Nigeria Nsukka, a member, Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered) A blogger, An International Business Man and Political Analyst
    Michael Ogazie says:

    I hate it. Frankly speaking, it has caused more harm than good.

    1. Marie Cook – I am a food lover, and cooking is therapeutic for me; it relaxes me and transports me to a quieter universe away from the noisy, busy modern world. I am a Counseling Mental Health & Wellness graduate student, wife, and stepmother. I love connecting with people from different cultural backgrounds through food, fashion, wisdom, and lifestyle in general. To be continued because I am still in the process of discovering who I am as I continue this journey called life. I promise to keep you all posted in the meantime.
      Marie Jeanderine Cook says:

      Trust me, I understand what you are saying, I’ve been there and still face it once in a while. It is not a one time victory.

      1. Michael – I'm from Imo State Nigeria. I studied Political Science in University of Nigeria Nsukka, a member, Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered) A blogger, An International Business Man and Political Analyst
        Michael Ogazie says:

        At all.

    2. Marie Cook – I am a food lover, and cooking is therapeutic for me; it relaxes me and transports me to a quieter universe away from the noisy, busy modern world. I am a Counseling Mental Health & Wellness graduate student, wife, and stepmother. I love connecting with people from different cultural backgrounds through food, fashion, wisdom, and lifestyle in general. To be continued because I am still in the process of discovering who I am as I continue this journey called life. I promise to keep you all posted in the meantime.
      Marie Jeanderine Cook says:

      Sorry to hear that but God is our strength and we’ll prevail no matter what. That’s why wisdom, perseverance, determination, and patience are important values to cultivate. Stay strong

      1. Michael – I'm from Imo State Nigeria. I studied Political Science in University of Nigeria Nsukka, a member, Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered) A blogger, An International Business Man and Political Analyst
        Michael Ogazie says:

        I agree with you…God will surely help out.

  5. Marie Cook – I am a food lover, and cooking is therapeutic for me; it relaxes me and transports me to a quieter universe away from the noisy, busy modern world. I am a Counseling Mental Health & Wellness graduate student, wife, and stepmother. I love connecting with people from different cultural backgrounds through food, fashion, wisdom, and lifestyle in general. To be continued because I am still in the process of discovering who I am as I continue this journey called life. I promise to keep you all posted in the meantime.
    Marie Jeanderine Cook says:

    Oh yes, bad habit. I hate too but our human nature tends gear toward it.

    1. Michael – I'm from Imo State Nigeria. I studied Political Science in University of Nigeria Nsukka, a member, Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered) A blogger, An International Business Man and Political Analyst
      Michael Ogazie says:

      Yes…Man is limited despite our claims.

  6. Michael – I'm from Imo State Nigeria. I studied Political Science in University of Nigeria Nsukka, a member, Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered) A blogger, An International Business Man and Political Analyst
    Michael Ogazie says:

    Thanks for the breakdown! Keep blogging.

    1. Marie Cook – I am a food lover, and cooking is therapeutic for me; it relaxes me and transports me to a quieter universe away from the noisy, busy modern world. I am a Counseling Mental Health & Wellness graduate student, wife, and stepmother. I love connecting with people from different cultural backgrounds through food, fashion, wisdom, and lifestyle in general. To be continued because I am still in the process of discovering who I am as I continue this journey called life. I promise to keep you all posted in the meantime.
      Marie Jeanderine Cook says:

      You’re welcome. And thanks for reading and sharing your insightful thoughts. I truly appreciate it

      1. Michael – I'm from Imo State Nigeria. I studied Political Science in University of Nigeria Nsukka, a member, Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered) A blogger, An International Business Man and Political Analyst
        Michael Ogazie says:

        You’re welcome! I will share it on my main site in a flash. Hope I have your permission?

  7. Tiffany – I am a Nurse on a mission to help women live a more Natural lifestyle.
    inspirationforwellness says:

    I’m glad my days of writing term papers are over.

    1. Marie Cook – I am a food lover, and cooking is therapeutic for me; it relaxes me and transports me to a quieter universe away from the noisy, busy modern world. I am a Counseling Mental Health & Wellness graduate student, wife, and stepmother. I love connecting with people from different cultural backgrounds through food, fashion, wisdom, and lifestyle in general. To be continued because I am still in the process of discovering who I am as I continue this journey called life. I promise to keep you all posted in the meantime.
      Marie Jeanderine Cook says:

      Haha..lucky you. I bet you miss the excitement somehow…lol

      1. Tiffany – I am a Nurse on a mission to help women live a more Natural lifestyle.
        inspirationforwellness says:

        Nope! Hahahahaha

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