When we get assignments, most of us just wait till there isn’t possibly enough time to do the work and that’s when the motivation finally comes and we start speeding through it. In the end, you’re not going to be entirely happy with what you have but you’ll just be happy that you can submit. And you’ll tell yourself that next time will be different, but it isn’t because you just can’t beat procrastination. That’s where these hacks come in.
When You’re Given An Assignment, Do It Before You Go Back To Your Room
When you get an assignment and you go back to your room to sleep on it, that’s game over already. The trick is to finish the assignment as soon as you get it. Don’t even go back to your room. Go to the library or stay in your lecture hall if it’s empty and start doing the work. Even if you can’t do it all in one go, once you’ve started, it’s easier to pick it up later.
Set Assignment Deadlines As Alarms On Your Phone
Give yourself deadlines for completing certain parts of your assignment, and then set alarms on your phone for those times. When the alarms start going off, it’ll all start feeling real and it’ll stress you so much that you’ll just have to do it.
Give Yourself Rewards For Milestones
Treating yourself to rewards when you complete parts of your assignment is also a great way to motivate yourself to get through your assignment. You can buy yourself a treat or even just allow yourself to watch a movie or go to a friend’s after completing a task. That way you’ll be pressed to get through the work so that you can just get to the reward of it all.
Break Down Every Assignment Into Much Smaller Parts
The reason it’s difficult to start an assignment is usually that there’s an information gap. You don’t know what you’re going to do if you sit down to do the work. That’s why it’s a good idea to break down your assignment into much smaller parts so that each part doesn’t take too much effort.