So 30 days ago I decided to stop procrastinating. HAHA. I mean 30 days ago I attempted to stop. The last 30 days where more a realization of how much I procrastinated and a big slap in the face because I am wasting so much time. I always get everything on my list done, but in between each task I somehow choose a new major and read through every new blog article and watch 50 videos. I read up a little (in between studying for my midterm exams of course) and it turns out that procrastination is actually an addiction. So when I say I tried to go cold turkey, I really was. I know some people can go cold turkey, but that doesn’t seem to be up my ally as I struggled a lot this month with staying on track. I have a few ideas that I’m going to try out and see if it helps me.
First, I’m going to have a plan for what I’m going to do the day before. Instead of waking up and making my list for the day, I’m going to have my list done the night before so that I have less time to get distracted and get straight to work.
Second, I’m going to give my self small “rewards” or motivations. If I get 3 assignments done, I can take a 5 minute break with my dog or I can do my eyeshadow. If I stay on track this month with my project, I can go to Sephora and get the powder I’ve been really wanting to try.
Third, I’m going to make sure that I don’t get unmotivated because I know I’m going to mess up a long the way. Just because I spend an hour watching videos does not mean that the whole day has been wasted. I am going to quit procrastinating, and while it might take a while to get there, I’m not backing down.
I realized I needed to make an action plan and actually begin to take steps to stop procrastinating, especially before college. Part of my New Year’s resolution is to stop wasting my time, and after realizing just how much time I waste I think this is one resolution I will take strides to keep.