I wish I had started watching The Boondocks long ago. It actually is a great commentary on the American Black experience, while also being comedic at the same time. I think I’m in love guys… I think I’m in love.
Oh man, I was the queen of procrastination. My apartment was freakin’ spotless at about this time before exams! I can’t say I ever really kicked the habit, but here are some things that I think are genius
Delicious. I never did this but man I wish I had. OR you could do something more extreme like: If I manage to finish three chapters this afternoon, I can go to the movies tonight. (YES, I advocate for taking the occasional night off).
2. Make a List
I love crossing things off lists. It is so satisfying. I also find that with a list I can break subjects into pieces, so I never get restless staring at one thing for too long. The list above might be self defeating, however.
3) Take breaks that include physical activity
Taking a break to tumbl is important, yes, but moving around and getting your body stretched out will save you from that restless feeling where you can’t stop jiggling your legs. It’s good for your brain. So get to the gym, or go for a walk! If it’s -40 degrees Celsius where you are like it is here (um, in Fahrenheit that’s…well, I just calculated it, and it’s still -40. Shit that’s cold) outdoors isn’t reasonable. So have a dance party. I would actually take my five favourite songs OFF my ipod while I studied and ONLY listen to them after I finished a chapter and got a dance party. That was incentive.
Remember that it will soon be over, so make the most of the time you have. You’ve got one shot to do this right, so don’t waste it.
BUT, also remember that “C’s get Degrees”. I’m not saying slack off, not at all. I AM saying that often the root of procrastination is feeling overwhelmed. Take it day by day and realize you don’t have to ace everything. Value a sense of sanity, because believe me, when you leave school and get a job that is going to be a very important skill.If you can honestly say that you’ve done your best, that is a huge accomplishment, regardless of the letter grade.
GOOD LUCK! I BELIEVE IN YOU!