We’re coming up to crunch time as we get into late April, May and early June. Projects and papers are due. You might be in a performance or two. You might be sacrificing, or have sacrificed, a smaller assignment or two that still need to get done.
Time simply becomes of the essence toward the end of the year. And, as final exams and due dates approach, we’ve all looked to the overnight space in our calendar and said, “I’ll stay-up all night and get that done.”
It sounds so easy and seems like such a good idea at the time. But, all-nighters come with consequences that you need to weigh before choosing to pull one. Yes, we’ve all pulled an all-nighter and perhaps it worked out. But planning and working steadily over time might have been a better idea.
Our colleagues over at Online Colleges have published an infographic titled the The Anatomy of an All-Nighter in which they lay out the case that “pulling and all-nighter now and then to finish a project or to study may do more harm than you think.”