So currently, I am at the end of the semester. Meaning, exams, finals, essays, projects, presentations etc.
Half the time I am struggling from procrastination. I get so overwhelmed that I end up not doing anything because I have no idea how to deal with procrastination.
Now. It has taken me a lot of time. BUT I have found a way that HELPS me.
I am going to share it with all of you, in case you need ideas to help with procrastination.
So. I make daily checklists.
It prioritizes what I need to do in a day.
So for example my main things that I need to do;
- School at _____ to ____
- Work at _____ to ____
- Skating at ____ to ____
- Doctors appointment at _____ to_____
Now under that I will add the secondary things I need to do during the day.
Date 1 CONT:
- Make Bed
- Clean room
- Write blog post 1
- Clean car
- Essay write 1-2 pages
- Go to the Gym
- Coffee date with ___
Also, I also use lists for when I have to pack and go somewhere.
- Second Outfit
- Warm-up Sweater
- Water Bottle
- Phone Charger
- Element Sheet
Or the basic packing list;
- Bra (females)
- Nice outfit
Even for essays, I make a checklist to make sure everything is in the essay.
- Source 1
- Source 2
- Source 3
- Title Page
When I have that list done. Usually my essays are more concrete then when I don’t and I get higher marks.
Now. It does feel good to get the list done.
However, if you have nothing to work for. The list idea does not work.
So I make the reward system for the daily check list.
If I finish a list (Which honestly is VERY RARE sometimes one every week or two), I treat myself to Rockaberry.
You can chose anything for the treat.
So now that I just crossed off “Blog Post” off my list to help me with procrastination. I actually have to stop procrastinating and go and finish my essay that is due tomorrow.
Hope this helps someone out there.