we all have the one moment where we say “10 minutes later I’ll do that homework, which is worth about 85% of my graaaade”
I have them too, and I had them a bit too much, to the point where it was affecting my grades harshly¹. If you haven’t figured it out already that’s called procrastination, my dudes² . And it’s bad, so I (a.k.a the Queen of Mastering Procrastination, acronym is QMP) will give you tips, and tricks ON HOW TO SLAY THIS DRAGON!!
¹and by that i mean by like, two points. ya gurl ain’t stupid
² a term i stole from the wonderful Queen of Mangoes. Please don’t sue me, May!!
If technology got you in that situation in the first place, use it too get it out. Recently, I used Forest as a way to help me concentrate on my studies, and as well as my blogging. I get really sidetracked on things like tumblr, snapchat, and instagram. Basically, Forest give you a tree (that’s digital, duh), and if you work hard, the tree will grow, and eventually be a forest! However, if you leave the app you are a horrible person cause you just killed a whole bunch of trees. It really helps because I don’t wanna kill that tree!!
clean up surrounding areas
Before you get started, clean out your desk³. This will create a better surroundings that will get you in the zone. Remove anything that will distract you, and only lay out the basics. I usually keep only my binder, planner, and my pencil case anywhere I can have easier access too. For blogging, I usually just clean my desk area. And why not include a small plant, as they do produce a little bit of productivity.
Some people prefer motivational quotes near them while they study. I mostly like aesthetic pictures near me because I feel a bit more cooler, and tumblr-y???? I don’t know how to explain it other than it makes me feel/concentrate more better.
3and your room if you wanna be extra
listen to music
A very common tip, but a super helpful one. Although, studies have shown classical music best helps you, I think it’s just best to go with what you like. But make sure it helps you! If you don’t know what to listen too know that there are many options. Nature music, piano music, or instrumentals of songs you like. I generally listen to a lot of lo-fi, a genre I recently disovered. A good youtuber I reccomend is R L I F E. There are also tons of study/focus playlists too choose from!
do not multi-task
Multi-tasking is a huge mistake! Yeah sure, you can get some stuff done, but do you know what it’s doing to your brain??? It’s basically overloading it, which is something you do not what. Listening to an audiobook, while simotaneously blogging will lead to you either concentrating more about the book than the post, or the other way around. IT DOESN’T WORK!
Basically, beautify is an aesthetic term for “making your stuff look pretty4“. In terms of blogging, change up your blog design to something that makes you feel good, and productive. Speaking from a personal point of view, I would get hyped to post something after redesigning my blog. It would bring attention to my blog design, and I just published a something!!
In studying/student terms, spice up your notes! Use colorful pens, and fonts too make your notes look pretty. I recently got into this, and it’s helping me want to do more. I usually rewrite my class notes at home. This is a win-win situation, because your notes are so pretty, and your reviewing them at the same time!
4 WHO’S A FAILURE AT THAT? nOT ME HHAAHAHAHAHAHAHA (it’s me)
start a studygram/studyblr
my photos are trash, sorry
This worked for me!! So I hope it will work for you! This is also aimed to students who are struggling to get their stuff done. A studyblr is basically, a online communtiy on tumblr, where a whole bunch of smart people give tips on how to slay school, as well as share awesome pictures that will inspire you! Over the summer break, I have been getting into these, and my chemistry grade can prove that this has been helping me out!!
There are a bunch of posts to help you get started/tips :
- like this one
- and this one
- this one is such a pretty blog
- and this one is from my favorite studyblr!!
So that is my insufferably long post on how to make procrastination your slave. 700+ words! My goal is too reach 400!! Anyway, do these tips help you? What was the most helpful/favorite tip? What are other ways you think can help you avoid this? Why do I sound like a boring English teacher??