Advice: Procrastination

As I told you all before, I’d really like to start an advice column on this blog. I received my first question so here it is:

Q: I’m so stressed out that all I do is procrastinate. Any suggestions on how to make myself feel better/regain some productivity?

A: Being overwhelmed with work causes so much stress that causes us to want to hide under our covers all day instead of actually getting work done. Having so much to do causes anxiety and worry and we choose to run away from these worries instead of facing them head on. When you are overwhelmed with so much work and struggling to complete it all, my biggest advice would to be to take a step back and prioritize. Take a deep breath and think about what needs to get done first. Create a schedule for yourself to accomplish all of your work, but make sure to add in breaks to do things you enjoy. Seek inspiration. Think about the bigger picture. Maybe you are procrastinating from school work, but think about your grades and your GPA. Think about how great it would feel you accomplish your goals. Most importantly, STOP PROCRASTINATING! The more you procrastinate, the more work you will have building up. Get organized. Build a schedule and stick to it, but remember to add in some time for yourself. Along with this, allow yourself plenty of time to accomplish each task. Take your time and do not rush anything. Don’t multitask. Just do one thing at a time and do it well. Taking on too much at once will only cause more stress. Do each task as slow as you need to and make sure it is finished before moving on to something else. And once again, remember to take breaks. But not long three hour naps in between each task. Maybe take a small break and eat your lunch and eat last weeks episode of Game of Thrones. The sooner you get to your work, the sooner it will get done.

Hope this helped!

If any of you would like advice, feel free to leave a comment below OR message me on my tumblr! rubyvisi0n.tumblr.com

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2 thoughts on “Advice: Procrastination

  1. Are you serious about beating procrastination? I’ve been struggling with mine for the last 10 years and read countless books and self help methods. Here is what I’m having best results with. First of all, procrastination bulldozer method has worked wonders for me. I highly recommend you apply it. Secondly, whenever you have a task that takes less than 5 minutes to do, do it right away. No delays. I’m really starting to take control of my life now.

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