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How To Stop Procrastinating

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If you suffer from the habits of procrastination, you are in good company. Many students declare to having to cope with this problem at some point in their education, and alas, it spills over into everyday activity even after graduation. Here are some steps to help you avoid this enemy of productivity.

It is helpful to get to the cause of procrastination to defeat it successfully. There are three significant reasons we put things off sometimes. To begin with, when homework or school tasks seem mind-boggling, we have a tendency to offer with it by placing it on the back burner, maybe even hoping it will in some way go away (i.e. The dog will eat it.) Second, feeling unmotivated is a significant obstacle in accomplishing anything and can even cause you to conclude that it is just easier to have a snooze. Moreover, third, it can be you are already too active, perhaps with less significant concerns, to squeeze in the top things.

 

3  Resolutions to Fight Procrastination

 

1) Break it down

To begin with, if the assignment looking you in the face is too daunting to take into account, don’t think about it. At least, not absolutely all of it. Split up assembling your project into smaller, more controllable portions. By doing a very important factor at a time, eventually, you will capture up and complete your work.

Start work immediately after they are designated, even if which means just jotting down ideas or mapping out a plan of action. You should not be afraid to ask for help. Schoolmates and instructors can help you get a grasp on things; at the very least, they can listen to your concerns and reassure you-you are up to the task!

 

2) Think of the benefits

If your trouble is more a lack of drive, don’t despair. Some tasks may well not be the most fascinating, in fact, they could even seem necessary boring. It is time for an attitude adjustment. Think of the great things about finishing a task in advance. You will avoid stress and conclude as time passes to relax. So, if the project does not seem to be appealing, emotionally move the deadline closer in your mind and keep it at the top of your to-do list. When it is done, you will feel so much better.

 

3) Make a list and prioritize

What if you are working you to ultimately death already? If things are turning up and you simply don’t possess time for the top projects, make a list and prioritize. If you have smaller things to achieve that take under 5-10 minutes, have them out of the way first. Keep a list of each assignment, if it is due, so when you have scheduled a time to work on it. Then continue. That way, you will be in control rather than allow procrastination control you. Eliminate interruptions that keep you from concentrating. If you need to, switch off your mobile and email alerts so you can focus.

Remember, the relief you will feel when your tasks are no long hanging over your head outweighs the discomforts of tackling them early. Moreover, if you are a persistent procrastinator, there is expect you. You can change your habits and flourish in your fight against procrastination.

Anwar Abdi

Anwar is Junior at the University of Windsor is currently Studying Communication Media and film, He loves cooking vegan food, and in his spare time, he watches a lot of Netflix, and his favorite shows are Suits, Scandal, Homeland.