Managing to work on multiple assignments is a bit like a juggling act. They say juggling requires balance, determination and lots of practice.
I have identified a few ‘distractions’ that feed procrastination and I’ve come up with a few tips to beat it:
- Delete all unnecessary subscriptions from your email account. Seriously, I ordered Pizza once and suddenly I am receiving regular offers to buy more Pizza… Hit it! (Unsubscribe)
- Remove Facebook from your homepage because when you see that tempting little icon, it literally reminds you to check up on your world of Facebook. When remove the ‘reminder’ you’ll be less likely to waste your study time scrolling through the newsfeed.
- Drink more water and keep a water bottle near your ‘study spot’ to remind you to drink it. This will help you feel refreshed, stay alert and reduce the risk of those nasty dehydration headaches.
- Buy a student diary and start journaling. Write down the amount of hours you have studied each day, write ‘to do’ lists and check off each task as you complete it. Fill in all of your assignment due dates and write reminders in the week before to keep track of looming assignment submission dates.
- Download a Desktop Calendar to help you stay on track similarly to a diary. “It’s very convenient and useful… (and can) help you manage appointments, to-do lists, schedules, and more…” (Desktop Calendar, 2016). You can easily adjust the calendar to fit a section of your screen to leave space for your files.
Try some of these tips for yourself…