Procrastination effects everything you do. Waiting 10 minutes before you leave to fix something can make you late. Not outlining your papers and writing first drafts can make your work look sloppy, and late. Not checking mail and filing it as needed can lead to unpaid bills and future financial trouble. Procrastination does not make problems go away, instead it ensures that they will come in spades. Procrastination is a bad habit, but careful planning and hard work can solve it.