Difficulty getting down to it and studying? You're in the good company of just about everyone attempting to prepare for the exam. People get overwhelmed by it all and...just do something else. Here, from sister site Therapy Worksheets, a few worksheets/infosheets about procrastination. Go ahead and put off studying for a little while longer and give them a look.
Or keep reading. Some basics:
Procrastination is the act of delaying or postponing a task or set of tasks. So how do you stop procrastinating? Here are some tips:
Break down large tasks into smaller ones. This will make them seem less daunting and more manageable.
Set deadlines for yourself. This will help you stay on track and avoid putting things off until the last minute.
Find a quiet place to work where you won't be interrupted. This will help you focus and avoid distractions.
Reward yourself for completing tasks. This will help you stay motivated and on track.
Ask for help if you need it. There are people who can help you overcome procrastination, such as friends, family, or a therapist.
Here are some additional tips that can help you stop procrastinating:
Identify your triggers. What are the things that make you procrastinate? Once you know your triggers, you can start to avoid them.
Change your mindset. Procrastination is often a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you believe that you're a procrastinator, you're more likely to procrastinate. Instead, try to adopt a positive mindset and believe that you can overcome procrastination.
Take care of yourself. Procrastination is often a sign of stress or anxiety. If you're feeling overwhelmed, take some time for yourself to relax and de-stress. This could involve getting enough sleep, exercising, or spending time with loved ones.
Procrastination can be a difficult habit to break, but it's not impossible. By following these tips, you can start to overcome procrastination and achieve your goals.
October 29, 2009