January 19, 2015

My way of Overcoming Procrastination

Procrastination has become a huge problem in my (high) school career, and probably will be. From school projects to homework assignments to studying for tests, I always had been avoiding it until the very last minutes. I don't know about you guys, but here are some methods I use to combat procrastination:

  1. Make a Day Schedule

    I know this sounds really cheesy, but it works. Having a plan of what you would be doing for the day helps immensely. I write my schedule on the night before the day I am scheduling. It also helps if you have a guy who could tell you if you are off track. Make this 'schedule writing' a part of your habit, and you won't be procrastinating to write the schedule. Write it regularly once or twice and you're good to go. I recommend writing it on a small notebook because there are lots of distractions if you write it on your computer. Unless you don't want to keep a notebook around/don't have one. Just write a schedule and stick with it.

  2. Finish all of your work at work

    As a student, I don't like doing homework at home because the opportunity cost of doing it at home is more significant than doing it at school. That's why I do it at school. Then you'll have more time at home to do whatever you like.

  3. Have self-control

    If you don't have enough self-control, ask someone to watch over you. ahem Family & friends ahem. Without sufficient self-control, you may not be able to do the (2) items listed above.

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