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Procrast...eh, I’ll finish it later


That awful “P” word that so many students (and non-students) face as their arch nemesis. Why do homework when you could do a million other things that are way more fun, right? You might even be using this post as a way to avoid doing the homework that should be getting done (which, I at least thank you for checking out the blog). 

I would venture as far as to say that procrastination is the biggest cause of stress to the average college student. Sure, we try to blame our professors, schedules, work, or just about anything else, but if you don’t put things off until the last minute, there’s no “race to the finish line” to get things turned in on time.

How to win the battle…

Procrastination doesn’t always have to beat you down. It’s time to fight back and maybe relieve some of that stress caused by that unfriendly foe. 

First and foremost, in order to beat procrastination, you have to be able to recognize that you are procrastinating. In my own personal accounts with procrastination, I often don’t realize that I’m procrastinating until it’s far too late. Check out this website for a list of ways to catch yourself procrastinating before it’s too late!

Next, try to pinpoint the reason as to why you are procrastinating. For many students (including myself), this is the easy part. We plain and simple don’t want to do our homework. However, if you find yourself procrastinating for a different reason, try and figure out what it is. This will make creating your battle plan against the enemy a little easier and hopefully more successful.

Lastly, create a plan to get your stuff done and stick to it! Make a “To-Do” list, enlist a study buddy, come up with a reward system for yourself, the possibilities for your plan of action are endless! If you need some help, check out these tips for beating procrastination

Now go get your stuff done!

However, if you need a little study break, or something along those lines, check out the new (and the old perhaps) video for “Fill in the _____.” on the Office for Students in Transition’s YouTube here.