Advice: Tips on Beating Procrastination

Dear Miss Smarty Pants,

Lately I’ve been feeling so unmotivated to do my work. I sit down to do my work, but then I get distracted. I used to always do my work on time until online happened. I really want to find a good way to do my work productively. Do you have any tips on what to do?



Dear Anonymous,

I completely understand how it feels to be unmotivated.

Something you can try is getting all your work done right after class is done. Something else you can try is blocking. Blocking is basically doing something for a certain amount of time. For example you could do your homework for 30 minutes and then do a 15 minute break of Youtube or Netflix, but keep in my mind in order for this to work you have to actually stick to your time limit. Use the timer on your phone for help keep you on track.

You should also be sitting in a spot where you know you can do your work efficiently like a desk or kitchen table, preferably not a bed or couch, but it’s your choice.

Hope this helps sincerely,
Miss Smarty Pants

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