You know how you’re given three weeks for an assignment, but the only time that you can actually focus on the work is the night before? If you can relate, then you are also a procrastinator. Bad habit. And it’s quite tough to break. Here are some tips that will help be more productive.
Write Things Down!
One the things that can stop you from being productive is being scatter-brained. You know that there’s a lot you have to do, but even organizing those things in your mind is hard. And that makes it easier to tell yourself that you’ll do it later. So, write everything down. Write down all the tasks that you have to do. That way you don’t miss anything, and it’s easier to find a place to start.
Separate Urgent Tasks From Important Tasks
When you have a lot on your plate, prioritizing the things you have to do can make it easier to get started. When you prioritize, you don’t feel like you have to do everything at once. You can separate your tasks into important and urgent. Urgent tasks usually need to be done as soon as possible, and important tasks also need to be done, but those can wait a little longer.
Reduce Your Commitments
Another reason why you may be procrastinating is because there’s too much on your plate. When that happens it can be tough to gather the motivation to even start. Which is why you should learn to reduce your commitments. Don’t promise to do things when you are already overwhelmed.