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Conquer Procrastination

By definition, 'to procrastinate' means to put off something intentionally and habitually. Academically, you are responsible for balancing multiple subjects, assignments/class tasks, and deadlines - all while you are trying to be an active learner.

Now is the perfect time to break the procrastination cycle!
How Can I Get Everything Done From Home?
Pro Tip:
Create Mini-Deadlines For Yourself

Don't just write your due dates down! Break assignments into smaller, manageable tasks and set personal deadlines for yourself to get them done. Add those deadlines to your calendar and to-do lists too.
  1. Block Distractions: Avoid activities that aren't helping you get your work done. Pick one task and stick to it!
  2. Create a Workspace and Schedule: Your surroundings help signal to your brain what its focus should be. Create patterns and routine that signal "WORK."
  3. Build In Flex Time: Let yourself plan to be adaptable. Build in time in case life happens or something takes longer than anticipated!
  4. Reward Yourself: Take breaks as you finish tasks and do something you enjoy. Give yourself things to look forward to.
Inside The Mind Of a Master Procrastinator
Why Is Taking Breaks So Important?
Breaks Make You More Productive

It has been proven in numerous scientific studies that taking a break helps students with productivity and focus. But - be sure you are taking the right kind of breaks:

  • Plan your breaks
  • Shift distractions into activities to do during breaks
  • Use breaks as a reward for focusing or getting something done
Manage Your Time With The Pomodoro Technique
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