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  • If you are unsure where to start during study/homework sessions use your “To Do List”
  • Make sure you get enough sleep.  Concentration decreases when you are tired which increases the chance that you will procrastinate
  • Study during the time of day when you are most alert
  • Choose a regular place to study that is free of distractions
Causes of Procrastination
  • Trouble following a schedule or a routine
  • Daydreaming or trouble concentrating
  • Fear of failure
  • Perfectionism
  • Personal Problems
  • Avoiding the task
  • Being bored
  • Feeling overwhelmed

What to do about Procrastination

  • Make a list of things to do—check each item off when complete
  • Using your weekly schedule, schedule each task into the week, when exactly are you going to get it done? (e.g. read chapter 3 on Tuesday, 2-3pm)
  • Reward-- substitute the reward for the dread for tackling the task. Reward should fit the task
  • Don’t wait until tomorrow, do it now.
  • Use small pockets of time well.
  • Schedule screen/TV time
  • Divide tasks into manageable chunks
  • Peer Pressure-- tell a friend what you wish to accomplish, you then pressure yourself to live up to the task so you don’t disappoint them and you. Give them permission to nag a little. CHOOSE THE RIGHT FRIEND