Topics are selected, lending books is in full swing, and classmates are completing the first chapters. Only in your folder does the diploma work still not show a single line. This problem, which mainly affects freelancers and students, ie those who have duties over their heads, but rather free terms, is called procrastination.

Procrastination, as psychologists believe, is one of the greatest modern obstacles to performance. It arises for several reasons. Either you are a student literally overwhelmed with duties, and their minds subconsciously “postpone” indefinitely, or you are simply not the type to sit over the diary, mark your own deadlines and get to work. The reason may be laziness, but with it you can do it.

If procrastination, that is, shifting data, duties, and work literally kills you, it’s time to do something about it. Find time during Christmas and do something for yourself and your job. Start by breaking down procrastination. Although it looks like a fight with its own will and bad habits, it may surprise you that it’s not that hard.

Calendar and time management

Turn off apps, smart watches, and reminders on your phone. Why? First, because there is something like muscle memory. If you grab a diary, a calendar and start typing, you are helping the brain to focus on the expected tasks. You will convince your head to take what you write as binding dates and to approach your approaching duty.

The second important thing is that the app and the beep of the phone just tempt you so that, in addition to turning off the reminder, the message board on the social networks, checked friends for skiing, read the news in the world and announced whether a celebrity has a nice or ugly dress. Turning off one app is equal to the time of the hour, which fades under your hands.

Don’t forget the important reward effect. If you simply sit down, write a to-do list, and tick off during the day / week, your confidence and responsibilities are visibly open. Which student wouldn’t be happy with that?

Thirty minutes rule

It is said that this is one of the most important secrets of successful people. Once upon a time our bucks used a small red plastic apple that they set for thirty minutes. That was the time when the cake was to bake in the oven. The same trick is used by managers and many skilled people. If they want to handle an unpleasant role, they set the timer for a certain (not too long) time and start entering. Unpleasantly? Maybe. Useful? Definitely.

The whole principle works on a psychological effect. If we know that it is difficult to say that the unpopular activity is “over”, that we will not sit over it for the whole evening instead of a good movie, but for example just that half hour, the robot is somewhat more free. In short, we know that suffering will end. By the way, the same tool will help you exercise or cleaning.

Divide your tasks

In the book of 7 habits of truly effective people you will read that there are more types of tasks in our lives. Put each description aside. Just remember that the biggest mistake in efficiency is to confuse the necessary tasks with the important ones. And replacing important by making unimportant. How do we recognize them? Necessary tasks are those that must be met at the end of the day. It is necessary to write down the professor on the mail, give a bachelor’s thesis to the press, bring everything you need to present to the exams.

However, important tasks are different. Correctly write a chapter, read a book that makes a groovy diploma, find adequate quotes, create a valuable practical part. Important tasks are those that have long-term consequences for our studies. They are less enjoyable, not seeing the result right now, but your main energy should be right here.

Necessary tasks are mostly pleasant. In what color will the binding be? What am I going to put on my exams? Who do I write dedication to the final thesis? Leave them as a reward in the end, do not allow the mind to spend too much time in the process.

Beware of jammers

To work efficiently, to read, to write, to discuss a lot of material, you need to work in an environment that suits you. Someone can concentrate in a cafe, someone loves the library’s atmosphere. But someone needs his desk, silence, enough light. So focus on concentrating. If you need peace and quiet, clean up on your desk and leave just room for a laptop, books and a lamp.

Turn off the radio, television, clear the various sub-masses that will break you off work. No, it’s not going to focus well on listening to radio. The best way is to work in a well-ventilated room and feel like you don’t have to go anywhere. This means that you don’t have to jump into the book library yet, that the survey results await you on your computer and you have enough welded tea on the whole afternoon.

Head connected

If you feel that your head is tired despite all your efforts, you can’t concentrate and your work doesn’t go as it should, your brain needs a break. In the case of long-term psychological stress (and definitely writing it), you need to balance the strain.

If you feel that your head is tired despite all your efforts, you can’t concentrate and your work doesn’t go as it should, your brain needs a break. In the case of long-term psychological stress (and definitely writing it), you need to balance the strain.

Sometimes just a regular walk, a few stretching exercises before writing or walking around the room. The big help is to change the chair for a moment for a gymnastic balloon or change of place. If you have been sitting at your desk, move to the living room, to the dining table or stand up to your laptop. This helps especially when writing at night when the body is already protesting.

Never go to the stop of the forces. You may have two or three days in a row, but then it easily happens that your head refuses to cooperate and literally runs out of words and ideas. Better every day an hour than two days full and another couple or sentence.

Procrastination can be beaten in various ways. The best one remains the right motivation and the reward vision at the end of the exam period.