Hints for Overcoming Procrastination

Maxwell Timmer, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

One of the biggest challenges for a high school student is procrastinating. It happens to all of us at one time or another. One of the reasons I’m writing this is because I procrastinated this entire week before writing!

Here are four tips to combat procrastination.

  1. Set a schedule.

One of the easiest and best things to do is to set a schedule of what to do during a

certain time. Set time aside for each subject you need to do and only focus on that subject. Being organized in a schedule can make all the difference (if you follow it).

  1. Get organized.

Organizing your school work, backpack, locker and the place you do your homework can make all the difference. Having a clean place to do homework and being organized makes it easier to start homework and stay positive.

  1. Take breaks.

For instance, only work for 30 minutes and take five-minute breaks away from the homework to relax and chill. It will make the experience easier and help you get more done. Plus, it helps to walk away from a hard homework assignment and come back to it with new ideas and a positive attitude.

  1. Set simple goals.

One way to make life easier is to set realistic goals for the amount of time you spend doing homework. For example, setting goals with a timetable is a perfect goal to set. From finishing one subject before dinner or just brainstorming essay ideas, specific goals make homework seem more achievable.

While homework (especially during junior year) can be a challenge, procrastination is never the answer. Stop delaying the inevitable and take responsibility. Using these tips will make homework easier and help life be as stress-free as possible.