By Guest Blogger Kayla
We are all guilty of procrastinating at some point or another in our lives regardless of how difficult the task at hand is. While it may seem like more fun to go to the beach or hang out with friends and work on that paper later, the short term relief of escaping the stress of a project backfires when you have to stay up to the wee hours of the morning to finish whatever assignment you put off in the first place. And as a college student I understand that there’s always some sort of project or paper due in the immediate future on top of studying for midterms and finals. But don’t worry there is hope of breaking the cycle!
After reading an article by CNN called “How to Stop Procrastinating Today!” by Amy Spencer I found three of the recommended tips they suggested the most realistic and helpful for the everyday assignments. The best three pieces of advice they gave was:
- Do the worst thing first
- Make the Job Smaller
- Don’t Interrupt Yourself
If you can manage to do even one of these three things then you are already better off then when you started because the key to stopping procrastination is balance. If you can balance fun time and responsibilities then chances are you will be less stressed and a more productive person overall.