Tips for Overcoming Procrastination

Students have procrastinated completing assignments since there have been schools. Everyone procrastinates from time to time. This SciShow video explains why we all procrastinate and provides tips for overcoming procrastination. I thought this may be helpful as we head into finals.

Didn’t watch the whole thing? Here are the Noldy Notes:

  1. Break task down into smaller more manageable chunks. The feeling of success you get from the little tasks can help propel you forward along to victory.
  2. Visualization, that is picturing your future self having already completed the task you are putting off.
  3. Acknowledge and accept the feeling of procrastination. Don’t feel guilty. There’s nothing wrong with you. These are normal feelings that we all have.