How To Stop Procrastinating Homework: 8 Helpful Hints
If you want to know how to stop procrastinating homework then you should look over these 8 helpful hints:
- Hint #1: Create a space where you can work regularly, and make it a space where you only work.
- Hint #2: Gather all of your work materials and keep them in a small container or bag so that you can transport them with you each time you set about to work.
- Hint #3: Listen to calming music without lyrics.
- Hint #4: Avoid distractions. This goes somewhat hand in hand with the last item, insomuch that music with lyrics is a distraction and music with a heavy or fast beat can also be a distraction.
- Hint #5: Stay hydrated and keep a healthy snack on hand. Hunger and dehydration are two of the worst enemies you will face when trying to sit still and work. When you are dehydrated it literally takes the water out of your brain and that takes away your focus. You do not want this to happen to you. Hunger can also distract you, but keeping a healthy snack on hand with equal parts complex carbohydrates, fats, and salts can keep you satiated for a long period of time. Some good examples include some sliced deli meat on whole wheat crackers with some diced vegetable sticks or a whole wheat English muffin with peanut butter and blueberries.
- Hint #6: Make a list so that you know where to start and what things need to be done. If you have a list then you will find that after finishing one task, you can just look over the list for what you need to do next and you won’t be distracted wondering what to do, or worrying about what other items you might have missed. Avoid putting too many things on this list, especially if you know deep down that you won’t have time to finish. This only leads to feeling more unmotivated because of missed goals. You want goals you can accomplish.
- Hint #7: Take a break when you need it, at least once per hour. Your mind will start to become very unfocused if you try and work longer than this because you need to re-engage blood flow and creativity through movement. Spend five minutes walking around, getting a snack, or just stretching to help your focus.
- Hint #8: Ask for help when you need it.