5 Sure-fire Tips to Deal with Procrastination



Procrastination is just one of these things that even the most well-ordered and punctual fall victim to at some stage or another. Procrastination can have a harmful effect in your own life and your academics as well.

What can prevent the pressure, tension and poor functionality that comes from finishing your school works at the final seconds due to the act of procrastination? Researchers propose that carefully planning academic jobs, making a schedule, and enhancing time management abilities are all powerful methods to manage procrastination.

See These 5 Sure-fire Tips to Deal with Procrastination

1. Remove Distractions

It is difficult to get any actual work done when you continue turning your focus to what is on television or you also keep assessing your friends Facebook status updates. Get rid of every form of distraction such as music, tv, social network, etc.

2. Break Jobs Down into More Smaller Sections

When you consider the absolute quantity of work required, if you are confronted with a large job, you might feel daunted, intimidated, or despairing.

What measures do you have to follow if you must compose a paper for class? Do you know what you should do and what supplies do you have to get in the event you are organizing a huge family occasion? Once you’ve created a list detailing the procedure you must go through to be able to carry through the job, you should start working on individual “baby steps.”

3. Understand the Beginning of Procrastination

Pay attention to when ideas of procrastination begin to creep in your head as you begin to handle items in your list.

Rather than giving into the impulse, push yourself to spend at least a couple of minutes working on the job. Oftentimes, you may see that when you begin it is easier to finish.

4. Reward Yourself

Once you’ve finished a job (or even a little part of a bigger job), it’s important to reward yourself for your time and effort. Give yourself the chance to indulge in something which you find interesting and satisfying, whether its seeing your favourite tv show, playing a video game, attending a sporting event, or looking at images on a social sharing website.

5. Deal with Your Anxiety

Anxiety is just one of variable that leads to procrastination. This may entail an anxiety about making errors, an anxiety about failure, or just a fear of succeeding.

As you secretly believe that you just do not deserve it in the event you’re afraid of success, it’s significant to understand that your self-handicapping might be keeping you from attaining your aims. You can start to overcome your procrastination habit, by addressing the anxiety that’s keeping you from getting started.

Begin by creating a to-do list with matters which you want to execute. Set a date next to every item if there’s a deadline that you must match, if needed.

Estimate how long each job will take to finish, and then double that amount so that you just do not fall into the trick that is cognitive of underestimating how long each job will take.

By executing these strategies, you may see that it’s simpler to put your nose to grindstone and begin on those jobs that are important


  1. Procrastination is the thief of time! This is a timeless saying and one that has fundamental truth.

    Dealing with procrastination is vital and can be implemented with a lot of discipline.

    I agree with the 5 tips you have highlighted and especially on tip number one which has to deal with removing distractions.

    A highly disciplined mind would always deal with procrastination with ease!
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    • “Procrastination is a thief of time” I agree with you on that Sunday! I am a victim of this anomaly, but after numerous research and practise, I finally got rid of it. I easily get distracted whenever I start a particular task. I am a big fan of facebook and I seem to spend so much time on it.

      To curb the issue of procrastination, it is required that we get rid of any sought of distraction.

      Thanks for stopping by
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  2. Everyone should find a way of dealing with procrastination. One thing that really helps me is to remind myself of the “end” of the project.

    In the words of Steven Corvey , “begin with the end in mind”.

    If am focused on the end result, then it will motivate me to stay in tune and do all that is required to complete the project.

    In other words, I should always have it mind that the objective of what I am doing is greater than my present realities.

    The tips you have shared are in order. At least, they can many identify and quantify actions that will help deal with procrastination!

  3. This is one area where I’ve had to continually keep improving more than any other.

    The five tips you share are certainly on point. I think for me the most helpful has been breaking down projects into smaller tasks.

    Another thing that I’ve found to be very effective for me is the use of daily task or to do lists. Because I value variety highly, I set out to accomplish my tasks earlier in the day and the free myself to do the spontaneous things that come about. I guess that’s my way of rewarding myself.

    Thanks again for sharing


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  4. Hi there,

    Good tips you listed here for dealing with procrastination.

    If I can add one more, it’s to do what you love. That’s a good way of dealing with procrastination.

    Most people procrastinate because they are not motivated enough to do what they should do. And that’s partly because they don’t love it enough. If you love what you do, it’s easier to get up and do it.

    For instance, those who engage in sports or other activities that they love, are less likely to procrastinate.

    What do you think?