There is so much work that you have to do in order to become a successful college student. Between the papers, the classes, the midterms, finals and the boring lectures, there are so many things that you have to deal with as a student. Since you have so much to do, there is a very good chance that you will get tired after awhile. You are staring at a computer screen, and after an hour or two you decide that right now just isn’t the time to get to work.
So what do you do in that time where you really aren’t doing anything? In other words, what do you do to procrastinate, and kill a little time doing nothing?
I remember in college that I was a huge Madden junkie. Me and my friends would play for hours, and once we got the PS2 on-line adapter, there was no telling what time we would end. I remember one day I started playing at 11am, and maybe finished playing at around 3am, and only because I fell asleep.
That wasn’t the worst part though, because when I wasn’t playing Madden, I was online at the EA sports website looking at Madden message boards. I was always trying to get some tips on my game, and trash talk to people about how great I was. It kept me occupied for hours, and it was always there for me when I didn’t feel like doing homework, or talking to girls, or just about anything else really.
In general, the Internet is a great way to kill time. When I wasn’t on Madden boards, I was on every website imaginable. There is so much on the web, and you really don’t understand it until you spend a good hour looking at websites that you found because of websites you were on. I remember the day I found this site, basically on a whim because a pop up ad came up when I typed “writing sites” on Google.
Instant messaging is a great way to kill time doing nothing while in college. I remember always hearing those IM sounds from every computer in the computer labs, and I can imagine everyone had the same idea, to just try to keep sane while doing mountains of homework. I remember sitting the computer labs for maybe four hours or more just talking to people, sometimes people who were in the same computer lab as I was, but I didn’t want to get up and stop ragging on people for the lack of madden skills they displayed.
There are tons of ways to procrastinate in college. These are just a few ways that I managed to do things while really accomplishing nothing at all. I am glad to say I no longer obsess over Madden like I used too, although I still enjoy playing it whenever the chance arises. I don’t spend a lot of time on AIM either now, but I attribute that to a job that I really could have used for the first year or so of college. Overall though, I had fun, and made college that much more tolerable.