If by some weird quirk of fate, you missed the first P, be sure to read it before this one. The Second P is called Parkinson’s law, colloquially known as student syndrome. Put simply, work expands to take the amount of time set aside to get it done. When was the last time you had to write a report? How long did it take? Chances are your report took as much time as you dedicated to get it done. If you set aside two hours, it took two hours. If you set aside two days, then it took two days.