9 Effective Ways to Overcome Procrastination in College

Effective Ways to Overcome Procrastination in College

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“Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder.” – Mason Cooley

“Procrastination is a thief of time.” – Edward Young

College life in reality is stressful, there will be a ton of projects that need to be finished on time and a lot of lessons to study. Deadlines and succeeding examinations are here and there and sometimes it is just too hard to handle. However, human as we are, we always tend to procrastinate in doing these things. Thinking that there’s still enough time to do it the next day, or we get distracted over the little things, and perhaps we are just too lazy to do it. So we procrastinate, binge-watch movies or television series, eat, sleep until we forget the deadlines for our school works.

Then comes the hardest part- trying to finish all of your work overnight. You try to study all of your lessons thinking that you will remember it all. Then you get cranky and stressed on the next day because you didn’t get to have enough sleep and you still have to do all your unfinished work at the last minute. Most of the time when we try to finish it, it is not one of our best works.

So why do we procrastinate? For the most part, our reasons for delaying and avoiding are rooted in low self-confidence, lack of motivation, being overwhelmed by the task at hand, fear and anxiety about doing poorly, of looking stupid, of not having control of our outcomes, or perhaps having our sense of self challenged. The point is, procrastination never helps us and it only makes our life more stressful.

That is why here are some effective ways to overcome procrastinating in your college life:

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