No Procrastination Pledge!

This school year, I have decided I am not going to procrastinate anymore. Okay, so chances are I still will a little, but I am going to be conscious about it and try my very hardest not to. 

So yes, this might mean that I don't get to relax on a Sunday afternoon and watch a movie. It also means I won't have a ton of time for blogging, at least not until about November! So far I have worked really hard to blog every third day or so, so I am hoping I can keep that up. 

Here are a few tips for not procrastinating: 
  1. Write it down! If I make a list of things I have left to do, it really motivates me to get it done because I want to have everything crossed off. I also can see everything I have to do in one place, which saves time! 
  2. Do it now! Book report due at the end of the quarter? Start reading a chapter per night now and have it done a week or two early even if you skip a few nights! 
  3. Plan accordingly! If you know one night you won't get off work until 10, then don't tell yourself you are going to come home and do a bunch of math homework and write an essay. It just won't happen, and if it happens to get done, I can guarantee it won't be your best work! 
  4. Focus! If you have a study hall or some period during the day to do homework, focus during it and get stuff done! You will thank yourself later. 
  5. Set a timer! If there is something I really don't want to do, I will set a timer for 15-20 minutes and make myself work during that time. Once the timer goes off, half the time I will just keep working to get it done. Sometimes I finish before the timer goes off, which is also a great feeling! Other times I take a 5-10 minute break and then come back and set another "work period." 
  6. Write down ideas! This last one is a bonus one that relates to blogging. During the week I have zero time to spend on blogging, but if I get any possible ideas I ALWAYS write them down and keep a running list. So far it has worked great because I always have ideas to write about when I find time to blog, and I don't have to sit there for 20 minutes thinking of an idea! 
"Motivation is what gets you started, habits are what keep you going." 
What are your tips for avoiding procrastination?


  1. Its too difficult to stop procrastinating!! I am procrastinating right now...

  2. I absolutely agree with you on these tips! You just have to find the motivation and keep working towards the goals, then everything can turn better :) <3