Procrastination is defined as the action of delaying something. You choose to do something else rather than the task that you should be doing. This delay is detrimental if you’re studying for an exam or finishing off coursework within a deadline.Here I will cover strategies on how to unlock your true potential and ensure that you complete tasks efficiently and productively. 

5 strategies that reduce procrastination:

  • Reduce the number of decisions you need to make throughout the day. Making decisions consumes energy as you’re using it to make a final decision. Making those decisions in advance and/or creating habits in specific aspects of your life will increase your effectiveness and stop you from wasting energy contemplating whether you should do anything.
  • Eliminate distractions, You increase your chances of accomplishing your goals by reducing the number of distractions in your immediate environment. Turn off your phone, find a quiet area, and turn on some classical music or white noise to block out any background noise.
    • Reward yourself, this acts as a motivator for you to try harder by having an incentive for completing the task which can help avoid procrastination
  • Prioritise your tasks, by prioritising your work by assignments every week make a to-do-list on what needs to be completed this helps you focus your energy on important tasks then complete the other minor tasks later. So that it becomes more manageable.
  • Holding yourself accountable, holding yourself accountable for submitting your work on time, studying for examinations, and earning good grades is another way to stop procrastinating. Although it is simple to justify skipping class or taking extended vacations, catch yourself before this happens. Keep in mind that your grades, the assignments you finish or don’t complete, and the tests you do well on or poorly on are all your responsibility.