Tips for Procrastinators

Ashton Brannon

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Procrastination is a habit that just about everyone is guilty of. At some point in life we all face a lack of motivation and simply prefer to stay in bed rather than tackle our to-do lists, and the pandemic, working from home, and going to school online, has only encouraged these feelings. Here are some ways to take care of a growing to-do list.

First, commit to the task. You can’t successfully complete a task if you don’t commit to it. Focus on doing the task, not avoiding it.

Second, you can promise yourself a reward. After completing a task you can treat yourself, such as a drink from Starbucks or a piece of cake. Not to mention, be sure to notice how good it feels to finish tasks!

Third, tackle your tasks as soon as they arise. You will feel better when you have less tasks to do, rather than letting them build up over time.

Finally, minimize your distractions. When you have less distractions, it’s easier to get your jobs done. Turn away from your television or get off social media for a while and just focus on what your trying to get done.

Procrastination is normal, especially during times like these. The feeling of no motivation and lack of energy can bring you down, but if you set your mind to what it is you want to do, you can do anything!