10 Ways To Stop Procrastinating And Ace Finals Week
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10 Ways To Stop Procrastinating And Ace Finals Week

A procrastinator's guide to success.

10 Ways To Stop Procrastinating And Ace Finals Week

The end of the year is approaching, how do you stop your habits of procrastinating and get your grades up?

Finals week is fast approaching, and I know I am struggling to keep myself together in these next few weeks. Professors are demanding a great amount in every class and everything is piling up. Here’s what I will be doing for the next two weeks, you should try it too.

1. Use the planner you got yourself but have never touched.

The root of my procrastination problem is that I never write anything down and then simply forget about assignments. I have begun to take initiative and write down all of the things I need to get down for the week and then take it one day at a time.

2. Take many, many, deep breaths.

Yes, this sounds cliche, but trust me it helps. Sometimes I need to take a breather and remember all of the things I need to get done and then start my work

3. Take some time for yourself.

You can only do so much homework a day, take some time to go to the gym and run out your frustrations or simply get dinner with a friend, but watch out, don't get sucked up in that Netflix show you just started.

4. Speaking of Netflix, social media is your worst procrastination nightmare.

First, you’re looking at something your friend tagged you in, and 38 minutes later you are five years deep in that girl from your 8 a.m's photos.

5. Ask for help.

If you know that you are a procrastinator, ask a friend to study with you and keep you accountable, unless they'll just show you memes during study time.

6. Listen to music.

Finding the perfect playlist can be difficult, I usually look for something that won't put me to sleep but also doesn't make me want to dance. Music helps me focus and block out all other distractions, especially if I'm studying in a public place.

7. Wake up early to get a good spot in the library.

We all have our favorite study spots, but sometimes they're taken by other struggling students. Environment can be one of the most important factors in having a productive study session.


You're not doing to be able to focus if you're trying to keep your eyes open. (Try to) get a good night's sleep and then take on the day.

9. Eat (sort of healthy).

Brainfood! It's real! Yes, sometimes we just want pizza and chips while studying, but your body will thank you if you choose a salad instead, and lots of water!

10. Take it a little bit at a time.

Don't overload yourself and study for 10 hours straight. After a while your brain won't retain any more information and you deserve a break!

Keep your head up, you got this, and put your phone down :)

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