Ever completed an assignment long before it’s deadline, failed it, but passed the one you did the night before?
Be real, we’ve all done it: waited that night before to complete that 5 page complex research paper or poetry analysis. Yeah… that.
Many people believe they work well under pressure, or at least are willing to admit that they’re too lazy to complete their assignments any time before the night before… when all creative juices flow. It is that precious night before that complex, authentic and poetic gold is created.
I’m just saying, if you’ve never procrastinated, you’ve never lived! The pure adrenalin knowing that the passing grade of this class depends on your success in the next few hours is equivalent to being the star character in a horror movie…. both end with you turning into a zombie ghost.
So, from my years of procrastination experience, here is some invaluable advice on how to successfully procrastinate and maintain that high level of work you do, you old chap.
First, Take a Nap.
This is the most important step. You need to be well rested before completing any daunting body of work, I mean, in biology and health classes, the importance of rest is stressed right? So, really, by napping, you’re just looking out for your own physical and mental health. Don’t ask questions, just… just sleep.
2) Know Your Skills:
Many people would say “well, he did it, so surely I can do it do right?”
Know what you’re good at. If writing is your thing, then procrastination on papers will work for you. If maths is yours, then that algebra homework due? Heh, that can be done during class babe. Don’t ever step out of your skills and try to do something you’re not good at last minute. You’re already tethering on failure. Don’t tip the boat.
3) Know your Body
I mean, you already took a nap right, so why do you need to know your body?
There’s a little word we (Trinidadians) like to call dropsy. It doesn’t matter when you take a nap, as long as you’re not a night person, chances are, you’ll fall asleep before all the fun, procrastination stuff starts happening… like midnight peanut butter binges, or mid morning song and dance sessions.
You may just be a morning person, where you can wake up really early and concentrate better. If this is so, go strong sister!
Keep in mind, if you’re like me, the best ideas taunt you late at night. So knowing your body means knowing your brain also.
So what did we learn today?
Doing work on time…
What other tips do you have on Procrastination? Share some in the comments below.
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