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Procrastination means when you put things on hold even though you know it will have negative consequences for you in the long term. It is not something you are born with but a type of behaviour. We respond to negative feelings (stress, suffering, anxiety etc) quite simply by avoiding them. This often happens automatically in situations we do not like. Certain people have a personality that makes it easier for them to experience procrastionation.
One circumstance that can to some extent explain procrastination is the lack of external control in higher education. There is no one who checks if you attend your lectures, for example. There is a big difference between a place of study and a place of work. At a place of work, you will quickly be found out if you do not do anything, hence, external control applies.
If you need help with the planning of your studies, procrastination is a recurring problem or how to study, you are always welcome to get guidance at Student Support.