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Dealing With Procrastination As A Student

The alarm bell screamed; I hit the snooze delay. The alarm bell screamed; I hit the snooze delay. The alarm bell screamed… I got up out of my bed groggily. I knew I had to complete my assignment, but I still wanted to put it off till later; even though the deadline was only a few hours away. Unfortunately, many students face the same problem I used to face. Whether it be completing an assignment or studying for a test, procrastination is a common challenge that many students face, especially when it comes to studying. Whether you struggle with procrastination occasionally or it’s a chronic issue for you, there are strategies I used to overcome it and stay on top of my studies.


Tips to defeat Procrastination.

  1. Set clear goals and priorities: Start by setting clear goals for your studies, and prioritize your tasks based on their importance and urgency. This will help you stay focused and avoid getting distracted by less important tasks.
  2. Break tasks into smaller, manageable chunks: large tasks can feel overwhelming and lead to procrastination. Break your tasks into smaller, more manageable chunks, and tackle them one at a time. This can help you stay motivated and make progress more quickly.
  3. Use a planner or calendar: Use a planner or calendar to keep track of your tasks and deadlines. This can help you stay organized and avoid procrastinating until the last minute.
  4. Eliminate distractions: Identify the distractions that tend to pull you away from your studies and take steps to eliminate or minimize them. This might involve turning off your phone or logging out of social media during study sessions.
  5. Create a study routine: Establishing a regular study routine can help you stay focused and avoid procrastination. Set aside specific times each day for studying and stick to your schedule as much as possible.
  6. Stay motivated: Find ways to stay motivated and inspired, such as setting rewards for yourself after completing tasks or studying with a study group.


Overcoming procrastination requires a combination of strategies and techniques in addition to a bit of discipline. By adhering to your plans and sticking to these pieces of advice, you can stay on top of your studies.  Any other task you set out to complete will be within your reach. Remember, procrastination is a habit that can be broken with consistent effort and practice. While it may be difficult, it’s not impossible.

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