Tuesday, June 7, 2016

How to Stop Procrastinating Tanay Somisetty

How to Stop Procrastinating
Tanay Somisetty

            Many of us, whether we like to admit it or not, fall victim to procrastination. I am one of these people and I often become frustrated when I have little time left for my work since I was distracted by other things. Procrastination is simply postponing something you have to do. It is detrimental to your work ethic and can result in you not having enough time to finish what you have to do. I have put together a little list of the things you can do to end procrastination.

  1. Create a To-do list
Creating a list of the things you have to accomplish can put into perspective the amount of work you have and how much time you need for it. You will also feel very satisfied at your accomplishments as you cross items of your list. This satisfaction will motivate you to finish your list. I also suggest that you prioritize by putting your most important tasks on the top.

2.             Remove all distractions
Our world is filled with distractions. Our phone, the internet, other people are all in the way of you and your tasks. Removing distractions will keep you focused straight on your work. Turn off your phone while practicing guitar, tell others not to bother you when you are doing homework. Simple, easy actions like this will lead to the end of procrastination.

3.             Tell others
Tell other people when you have an important task that needs to be completed. Letting others know will pressure you into finishing what you have to do because you will feel like you can’t take back what you said. Your friends or family might remind you or expect you to accomplish your chores. For example, tell your parents that you’ll walk the dog today. Letting other people know about your jobs will make those tasks feel more important.

4.             Take a break
Lastly, alway remember to take breaks. A short nap or tv break can go a long way to relieve stress. After a break you’ll feel refreshed and you will have more motivation to work efficiently. Taking a break is as important as anything else on this list and will overall help end your procrastination.

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