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Procrastination is reinforcing — every time you delay, it reinforces your negative attitude toward that task. Every time you put off something you dislike, you:
- strengthen the habit of not doing
- practice avoidance instead of participation
- avoid acquiring training and skills
- fill yourself with fears.
Active participation in anything tends to give you a positive attitude toward that activity; inactivity develops an unfavorable attitude. In other words, the reason you dislike pharmacology is because it’s hanging over your head, worrying you. Since you haven’t acquired skills in it, you can’t do the assignments, so why try? Also, there’s a test coming up soon, and you MUST do well on it — except you know you can’t.
Suddenly everything seems terribly unfair (class is too hard), and you become angry towards the teacher (he/she goes too fast, or he/she seems indifferent to my struggles.) The truth is, the sooner you get involved in your studies, the better you will feel.