No Such Thing As "Procrastination"
It is the age old question that almost every student struggles with:
"What can I do to stop procrastinating?"
Well, to begin with,what if I tell you that no such thing exists. That is, "procrastination."
The issue is a matter of priority. It is about what is most important to you and what you would like to finish or work with before anything else.
For example, during final exam week, my priority is reviewing for my final exam. If I was to go bowling, I would not be "procrastinating" on studying for the final exam, rather I would be saying that going bowling is more of importance to me than going over my notes.
Yes, I could perhaps still get the time to study, however, I have already emphasized more importance on having fun during such an important time that once I have substituted the time of studying with playing, I had already made my decision on what I consider to be more important, and that time that could have been used for studying has already been granted to another activity.
Now that you kind of get the idea, it becomes easier to deal with the problem of not prioritizing the right things, at the right time.
As you go into the spring semester, it is important to remember that balance is essential to achieving wholesome fulfillment in areas of both academic and social aspects of college life.
Instead of waiting to write the history paper till the last minute, try allocating the necessary amount of time and energy so as to guarantee a successful outcome. Do not rush last minute to complete an assignment that has been given to you at the beginning of class. Plan accordingly and stick to your plan.
As you also navigate through the course load, make sure to take the time to care of yourself, and those around you. Although getting the "A" is quite satisfying, it would not be so much of an experience if all you did was spend all day in your room or library, without having no social interaction whatsoever. Go out and find groups and organizations that are of interest to you. Get involved. Cultivate a strong relationship with fellow students as well as professors, and professionals who will help you get ahead in life.
Work hard, study smart, prioritize, get involved in things that give you an impetus in both your academic and social life, and watch yourself glide through the semester with ease. If you get rid of the clutter of laziness and more so invest your energy into those things that matter to you, you will see that you won't be one of those students who will spend all night at the library trying to finish up the same work that you had brilliantly executed in due time because of your impeccable planning, discipline, and dedication.