Has it ever happened to you that you needed to do something urgently but ended up resting instead of working? More often than not, we procrastinate studying by making excuses for ourselves, like, “I’ll have a lot of time to do it later.” But you need to understand that these excuses are simply that: excuses. And the real reason why we procrastinate can be way more complex. Like-

  1. Fear of Failure: We feel scared that we’ll fail even if we try. And we think that this would indicate that we aren’t good enough or smart enough.   
  2. Perfectionism: We sometimes over-prepare, overthink and delay the task simply because we keep searching for the perfect way and the perfect material to do it.
  3. Defiance: It is common to dislike being told what to do. So, if someone tells us to do a task, we often don’t do it simply because of defiance.
  4. No promise of Reward: If we feel that something is not ‘worth it’ because it doesn’t promise a reward or if there is no assurance of success, we procrastinate.

How to Stop This?

If you relate to even one of these reasons, this blog is for you. 

Here are some advices to help you to stop procrastinating :-

1. Understand The Task

Majority of the time, the sole reason that we end up procrastinating is because we don’t understand what is to be done. So, whenever you face a challenging task, remember to first and foremost analyze it. For example, if you have to write an essay, you can first read some sample essays or watch a video on how to write one.

2. Organize the Space

Our minds have a tendency to associate activities to places. So, if you try to study where you sleep or eat, it can be  difficult to concentrate. However, if you set a special place only for working or studying, your effectiveness will increase drastically as your brain will find it easier to focus.

3. Take Enough Breaks

You can use the pomodoro technique to study in which you take a 5 minute break after working for 25minutes. You can even access pomodoro timers in the form of youtube videos.

4. Make a plan

It is very important to set goals for yourself. It enforces accountability. But making a timetable that restricts every hour is extremely counterproductive. So, you can visit our blog for the best way to set goals.

5. Don’t Get Disheartened

Lastly, you should remember that you shouldn’t be disheartened by comparing yourself to other people. Everybody has a different pace and method that works for them. So, don’t blame yourself for not being able to reach those standards and do your best!