Procrastination or the art of delaying things till it’s too late to do. If there is one spectrum of people that are way obsessed with it, it is the college students. We can relate to it and we can understand the issues that you would likely face from this.
Much like how we can advise you to quit smoking and switch to vape from smokingthings to slow down with the habit, we can also list out a few of the productive habits that can help you overrule the habit of procrastination.
It is a work in progress and will take some time to get used to, so buckle up.
Organize your work and life
The first step to beating procrastination to bring organization to your life. If you have scattered things on your desk and you have no idea what kind of assignments are due, likely, you won’t have the motivation to get things done.
Instead of keeping things like that, take control over your life and get things back on track. Organize the area you stay in, your desk you work on, and the bed you sleep on. Avoid cluttering because that creates confusion too.
One of the worst things you could do is wake up and decide what you need to get done. If you don’t have a rush in the morning to get things done, you will likely not get them done anyhow. So, the best way to beat that is by planning your things ahead of time.
Plan a to-do list the night before and set important tasks at the beginning of the day rather than towards the evening. You want to allocate the harder tasks when you have the most energy.
Get rid of the distractions
When we talk about distractions, we are talking about your phone and the social media platforms, or even your dog who has a way too cute pout when he’s asking you to play fetch. You can’t drop your work to play fetch. So, allocate some time to yourself, get your assignments from college done, and then get back to your normal routine.
You can download apps or extensions that block out social media platforms for a few hours so you can stay focused on work.
Time your work and Set deadlines
This can seem a very “school-like” activity but trust us, it works like magic. When you time yourself, you will realize that the work that you have been putting off for many days took you only a few hours to get done. This helps charge you with motivation to get more done in no time at all.
At the end of the day, your habits are what you cultivated with time. But, just because you have a bad habit doesn’t mean you can’t change it for good. These little steps we mentioned above can effectively help you overcome these bad habits, especially when we are talking about procrastination and affected productivity.