Post # 1
Our wedding is in 14 weeks, and I keep procrastinating and letting myself become preoccupied and my studies are slipping. I am 3 weeks behind on the two subjects I am doing – gahhh!
Also, I am studing via correspondence! I need some pointers to keep motivated! 🙂
Post # 3
Make a to-do list! Plan everything out over the next two weeks, and split it up between all the days until you are caught up. But the thing is, it only works if you do every single thing on your list! If you split it up like that, you’ll get it done faster & it will feel less overwhelming. After you’re caught up, just don’t let yourself get behind again. When I was in college, I always took more than a full schedule. I always planned out how much work I would get done each day, rather than let it pile up & pull a bunch of all nighters. For me anyway, it seemed to help me get through everything faster.
Post # 4
Pecanpie is right. Procrastinating feels easier to justify if you’re looking at a few, large tasks, because you can always rationalize that there isn’t enough time today, but plenty of time before it’s due, so you’ll have a whole day later when you can do the large tasks all at once. Don’t fall for that. That whole day will never arrive.
Find a way to break those large tasks into small tasks. Instead of “write research paper,” make a to do list with a place to check off when you find each source, write the intro, develop each point, create the works cited page, etc. You’ll feel a sense of acccomplishment as you check off each thing, and you’ll be able to work in bits since they are broken down into smaller tasks that you can do along with everything else you have to do that day (you can’t write a whole research paper on the same day you’re chasing down rsvps, but you can write an intro paragraph).
Post # 5
Thank you so much ladies! I will give this a go! I hate falling behind, and I never thought to break the larger tasks into smaller ones.
ProfessorGirl you’re right! That whole day NEVER happens. Thanks again!