It was a beautiful, brisk October day for students to get stuff done that they may have put off until tomorrow. The first ever Tomorrow Time event was a day where MIT students across campus were tasked with trying to complete at least one goal they have been procrastinating on.
To incentivize students to tackle an item on their to-do list, for each goal accomplished a meal is donated to the Boston Greater Food Bank – help yourself and help pay it forward within the community. In addition, students received a specially designed Tomorrow Time pin to wear proudly across campus. By the end of the day, over 400 students reported over 600 goals accomplished.
The student experience at MIT often feels similar to trying to drink from a firehouse, which leads to an undue stress and excessive procrastination explains Danielle Geathers, a sophomore in mechanical engineering and Undergraduate Association Assistant Officer on Diversity. The Tomorrow Time event allowed students to feel at ease on getting tasks accomplished, together. “I felt supported as my friends and I were intentional about accomplishing the tasks we had previously procrastinated on,” she said.
Plans for another Tomorrow Time event are being considered to make it bigger and better. Send any feedback or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written by Stephanie Tran, Video by Julia Newman
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