Freshman Guide to Combatting Procrastination
Fact: 99.9999% of the human race procrastinates. If you are part of that lucky .00001% that actually plans ahead and spreads out the work you need to get done, good for you. However, the hapless majority of us can’t help but wait until the night before a paper is due to start it. Procrastination is innate to human nature. Fortunately, with the Freshman Guide to Battling Procrastination your first year at Northwestern will be anything but unproductive.
Evaluate your priorities
One of the major causes of procrastination is not recognizing your real priorities. Would you rather go out and get black out schwasted or write your paper, which will give you a good (www.reddit.com) grade in your class, raise your GPA and ultimately make you a successful human? Think about it. Visualize (www.pinterest.com) what you really want in life and do what you need to do to achieve that paramount goal.
Invest in a calendar.
Make a list.
Writing down what you need to accomplish is the first step to getting it done. Written acknowledgement (iwastesomuchtime.com) of a task is like a commitment that you will get it done. Visualize yourself crossing things of your list. Doesn’t that sound (soundcloud.com) amazing?
Find a productive environment.
Whether it’s a silent library, a buzzing (www.buzzfeed.com) coffee shop or a peaceful spot outside find the environment (www.weather.com) that helps you to best clear your mind and focus on what you need to get done.
Get a little bit done EVERYDAY.
Even if you can only muster the strength (instagram.com) to do one paragraph for your ten-page paper due in a week, do that one paragraph. Even the tiniest tid bit (twitter.com/) of work is better than getting nothing done at all!