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Helpful Advice On How To Stop Procrastinating Homework

Procrastination is a common problem especially among kids and teenagers today. It is the habit of postponing a specific task to do, trusting that there is still a lot of time to do it later, or worst, the next day. If this problem becomes a habit, it will not only accumulate a lot of assignments but also will create the attitude of pretending to be sick or tired of doing something.

This practice will never be healthy or beneficial to those who are still doing it and to those trying to overcome it. To help solve this dilemma, here is some useful advice on how to stop procrastinating homework:

  • Be organized in a lot of ways
  • The place where you study should be ideal to meet your needs. It should be free from mess and other distractions which will impede your focus or concentration. If possible, you should study in a well-lighted and quiet room. Do your task on the table and make sure you have all the things that you need before you start.

  • Set your priorities
  • This is a skill that most teenagers don’t have. They usually start doing something and not finishing it on time because someone or something has come across their minds. They are easily enticed or convinced to put pleasure first before responsibilities. As youngsters, they should learn what to do first before everything else follows after.

  • Categorized and divide your homework
  • There are assignments that are due the following day, and these should be turned in according to the schedule. You should do this first before starting with long and lengthy school papers and projects. The easy ones should be your last priority because you can do it even if you’re not sometimes feeling well.

  • Make and follow a regular routine
  • It may sound impossible that you will be able to read five or ten chapters of a book or finish at least two term papers in a day. Do not punish yourself by following this routine, instead, you may work for one hour, then take a break or eat your meals, then start all over again. It is recommended that you write deadlines and schedules in an organizer to keep you aware of your academic responsibilities. Following this would allow you to be responsible and keeping away from your bad study habits. To make this possible, at least there should be an adult (i.e. your parent or older siblings) to monitor your activities and remind you of your school obligations.

The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude. If you will not mend your ways, then truthfully nothing will happen to you. But, follow the helpful advice above on how to stop procrastinating and just see how your attitude about homework improves!