Stop Procrastinating over Homework
Procrastinating over homework is as normal as homework itself. Yes, a student will try to put off homework as far as possible. Due to this, students tend to "forget" doing their homework completely. So, how to stop doing this?
Firstly, you need to tell yourself that you like the subject that you've been assigned homework for. If it is a subject you hate, you will not want to spend more time over it, which will make you procrastinate over the homework. On the other hand, if it is your favorite subject, doing the homework will be fun for you. So, you should keep telling yourself that you like the subject. It will be something like a positive self-affirmation.
Next, make sure you do the homework immediately after school. Make a rule for yourself. Do not do anything fun until you are done with your homework. Trust me, it worked for me. All my assignments in college had to be done after the class, and before I head to the club. This way, I knew that the longer I procrastinate, the further ahead I push the fun!
Another thing you can try is, group homework sessions. Your entire gang can sit together and complete the homework. This way, you are still having fun, you are not alone, and completing your homework, all at the same time!
Stop Procrastinating and Start Studying
Yes, sometimes studies can get quite boring. Especially when one needs to study those typical theoretical subjects. You can avert procrastination in such a situation as well. It will take effort, but you can succeed at it.
You can try the positive affirmation approach in studying as well. If you convince yourself that you like the subject, you will study it with more interest and procrastination won't come in the way. More so, you will retain much more than you would if you would have studied it without any interest.
Next, try to indulge yourself in group study. But, make sure that the group isn't one of procrastinators themselves. Because, let's just say, if all of you want to put it off, the books will be forgotten. So, gather a group of people who are good in the subject, punctual, and interested in the subject. This way, you will have company and guidance. More so, these people will probably succeed at igniting your interest in the subject as well.
Another method is to "suck it up". Yes, no matter how much you would like to avoid it, there are certain things that you just cannot avoid. In that case, you just need to suck it up and do it. The same principle can work for studies as well. Just suck it up, complete the studies, and then you can go off on a rampage and have a blast! This way, you will be able to defeat the monster of procrastination single-handedly!!
Stop Procrastinating at Work
At work, there are days when you just cannot get down to start working. You will go around talking to your colleagues, drink multiple cups of coffee, and find that the silliest things interest you, as long as it isn't work. How do you stop doing this?
Very simple, you need to remind yourself, that your job is what gets you your salary. If you don't work, you will not get your salary. If you don't get your salary, you will have no money. If you have no money you will not be able to afford going to your favorite club or cafe. Hence, just get done working ASAP and then go out and have a blast with your friends.
Another way to stop procrastinating is taking keen interest in everything you do. Be it lifting the pen from the pen holder or going through a report. Do everything thoroughly and take interest in it all. This way, your mind won't find anything mundane. Before you know it, you will be done with the work and heading out of office to have fun!!
Procrastination is natural. It is the reaction of the mind to something that one would find too boring or mundane to do. However, when it needs to be done, it needs to be done, right?