5 Tips To Stop Procrastinating

With a lot of people going through deadlines and exams this month, I know that it can be a difficult and taunting time, and that at some point, you might experience yourself procrastinating. So today I wanted to share some tips that I’ve collected, on how to beat procrastination, and stay on track with your work and revision.

Set Big Goals And Small Quotas

This tip is really useful because you can start implementing it, and it doesn’t even feel like you’re working. Essentially all you have to do is work backwards. Firstly you outline your ultimate goal, i.e. Revise Maths, or, Write 3 Essays. Then you work backwards with what small quotas you can easily achieve within a short time, for example, Select 2 Units To Read, Summarise Those Units In A Paragraph, Write An Essay Plan, etc.

Pre-Commit

This point is quite an obvious one, but it does make a great difference. Instead of leaving any attempts of your work or revision until the last minute, take advantage of the time that you’re allowing to be free time, to just jot down and bookmark things that might help you when it comes down to actually getting the work done. That way you’ll save a lot of precious writing and revising time.

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Written lists help just about everyone. This tip links into the small quotas one, because f you’ve written down small easily-achievable tasks, you’re more likely to achieve them quickly, because you get the quick reward of being able to tick it off of your list.

Redirect Your Procrastination

When you do find yourself procrastinating, try and take advantage of it. This might sound quite confusing, but why I mean is, when you’re mindlessly browsing through the Internet, and not doing what you intended to, or should be doing, redirect your attention onto something else that needs to be done, for example, clean out your emails and respond to whoever you need to. This means that when you’re running out of time on your work tasks, you’ll have eliminated other distracting things to do, so you can identify your procrastination faster, as you’ll only be able to waste time by watching cat videos.

Rewards

This is another obvious tip, but if it has been proven to work, why wouldn’t I include it?! If you are really struggling to get something done, just bargain with yourself, and decide on a reward for when you’ve completed it. You can also set up things to do with your friends after you’ve done your work, and then you have an outside independent motivation to get your work done.


Those are my tips on how to avoid procrastinating, I hope some of these tips can help you guys out! I’d also like to quickly mention that if you are going through a stressful time at the moment due to work and exams, it will all be worth it in the end. You’re working right now, for yourself in the future, and you won’t let yourself down. So keep your head up and don’t let procrastination kill your vibez.

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Back To School Supplies & Essentials

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So today I’m sharing with you guys some things that I picked up recently, with a back to school theme!

DSCN2060Notebooks | I chose a smaller A5 notebook, and a larger A4 notebook, because I like to have plenty of writing paper, but also sometimes I’ll only want to make light notes for a project, but in other classes it’s better to have a larger notebook, where you can go into more depth. I also chose a plain lavender notebook, but I have decorated it myself with these cute stickers!DSCN2062Document Holder | I thought this little folder was not only really cute, but insanely useful. Normally I’ll have a few pieces of paper with important information on them, somewhere. That’s the worst thing, knowing that you’ve got a specific piece of paper that you really need, but you’re not entirely sure just where it is. So I know that this little folder will really help me out, because I can keep all of these stray pieces of paper in one safe place.

Academic Planner | If you’ve gotten to the point in school where you are no longer given a weekly planner, I’d highly recommend getting your hands onto one of these. They follow the academic year as opposed to a regular year, meaning they start in August instead of January, and end in July instead of December!DSCN2056Weekly Planner | I feel that maybe this particular item is a lot more useful for older students who are living on their own for the first time. This handy little magnetic pad can be put on your fridge, and you can write down your plans for the week. Be it classes, events either work-related or social, you can have a visual layout of what the week ahead of you looks like. It’s also available in a meal-planner version, meaning you can plan your meals for the week, combined with a shopping list section so you can shop for the items you’ll need for you planned meals for the week. (Very good for breaking your reliability on microwave and takeaway meals!)DSCN2063Pens, Pencils, Highlighters & Rubbers | These items are probably the most obvious to have. I just thought that these rubbers were insanely cute, so I couldn’t resist them!DSCN2065


And that’s it! I hope this gave you guys some inspiration towards what to get before going back to school. So let’s get excited for seeing friends and a fresh start!

What is/was your favourite subject at school?