Updated: May 27, 2021
It’s 9:40 p.m. and you open your laptop. You make your way to your school’s Canvas page and look at the assignments that you need to complete by 11:59 p.m.
Biology Pogil - 20 points
To Kill a Mockingbird Essay - 50 points
MML Ch. 15.1-15.2 - 65 points
Article of The Week Analysis - 10 points
You sigh, looking at the time once more and realizing that there is no way you can ever start and finish all of these assignments by the end of the day. If only you hadn’t procrastinated, maybe finishing these assignments would have been possible.
Now, believe me, I’ve been guilty of procrastinating just as much as the next person. But, I’ve realized how unhealthy this lifestyle really is. So, here are a couple of tips on how to avoid procrastinating.
1. Get Organized
Organization is key to a stable lifestyle. If your life is messy and disorganized, it’ll be harder for you to get things done. I’d highly recommend using Google Calendar to log any events and tasks or invest in a planner to jot quick things down in. At the beginning of every day, write a To-Do List and space out time blocks for you to get these things done in.
2. Set realistic goals
We’ve all been in that situation where you tell yourself you are going to do all these long and big tasks the next day and then decide to sleep in until 4pm. Don’t try and do everything in one day and instead space out your tasks/goals over a long period of time. Set realistic daily and short tasks to achieve a bigger goal.
3. Remove distractions
To be honest, I think we’ve all spent 5 hours on Youtube, Netflix, and Instagram and got absolutely nothing done. So, in order to get productive, we have to remove these distractions. I know it’s hard, but turn off your phone. Please.