How To Not Procrastinate

Natalie Diaz (9th), Reporter

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What is procrastination, you ask? It’s the little voice in your head that tells you that you can do whatever it is that you need to do later. That voice is the cause of your C in a subject because you were docked a full letter grade for being late and another one for not being “your best work” or “rushed.” With these easy and small tips, you can prevent that.

Don’t Overthink! Overthinking anything can make you too exhausted and too lazy to do the task at hand. No need to blow this easy task out of proportion. How you approach something the first time depicts how you will think about it later. Try to keep a positive mindset the best you can while doing your task. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” said Martin Luther King Jr. Be optimistic and be positive.

Now that you’ve got your positive mindset going, you should start to plan out what you are going to do and how you are going to do it. Creating a task list or setting reminders on your phone to make sure you stay on track with what you’re doing is always a plus. Keeping a planner or agenda in your backpack also helps you to keep your school work in check. Cutting your task into small sections will make it seem easier to accomplish. Once you’ve succeeded in simplifying your task, you are ready to take your first step of action.

Now that you’ve simplified your task and thought out your plan to accomplish that task, it’s time to take the first step. Whether it’s starting a homework page, a project, your chore for the day, etc. you are now capable and ready to do it. Don’t be afraid to do what has to be done – “To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing,” said Eva Young.  

 

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