When trying to think of what I could write about in this blog, I thought what am I good at? What do I do on a daily basis that I can talk about? What has been a pivotal part of my career as a college student? I came up with one word: Procrastination.

The struggle between choosing to do homework and turning on the next episode on Netflix is one that college students face on a daily basis. So I’m going to give you 5 Steps to combat the daily battle against procrastination.

Step 1: Make a List

Making a list of everything you have to accomplish can help you to prioritize your assignments and give you a good idea of what you have to do and how much time each item might take. It also is extremely satisfying to cross things off of your list once you complete them, and gives you motivation to keep going.

Step 2: Pump up the jams

Ok, so maybe don’t pump up the jams, but find yourself a good study playlist that will help you stay on track. Also, if you have a playlist going, you will be less tempted to go on youtube to find songs to listen to, and open yourself up to all the distractions there.

Step 3: Treat yo’self

No study sesh would be complete without some snacks. Make sure you get yourself some (healthy) snacks and have them within reach so you won’t give yourself reasons to get up and distract yourself from your work.

Step 4: Get comfy

Every college student knows you can’t get anything done if you aren’t 100% comfortable. So ditch those jeans and toss on your favorite sweats to really get into the study zone. Also, make sure you are in a location where you are comfortable and feel like you can get a lot done.

Step 5: Just do it

Like Nike says, Just do it! Starting your work is the hardest part. Once you have followed all of the previous steps, you should be set to get your work done, so turn off that cellphone and get to it!

I hope that these steps might be able to help you in your future studies, and help you to overcome some of the challenges of procrastination. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have an essay that is due tomorrow….

-Ellen Litecky




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