How to Not Procrastinate

Writing papers, doing math homework or mopping the floor is certainly not the most entertaining way to pass time. It is so easy to find something else to do instead of given assignments or housework. This being said, what we don’t want to do is usually incredibly important. Thus, we need to overcome our writers block or dislike for a certain subject or chore. I’ve come up with some of my favorite tips to help you do just that!

Sometimes, the week may seem to drag on and on. When it does, it can be hard to find the time or energy to complete your task list of work. We may have to miss out on an event in order to finish everything.

Does this sound fun? Didn’t think so.


Sure, you can put it off until the last minute, but then more work begins to pile on top. You become stuck in a loop of tasks that never seem to end. This is procrastination at its finest. Many people struggle with procrastination. Sometimes we can scrape by, but at other times it can be a real problem. That’s why I’ve created a list of suggestions on how to stop procrastinating, so you can break the cycle and get things done.

1.) Listen to Music

According to a few scientific studies, listening to music increases positivity, which in turn increases productivity. The correct music creates a mindful mood that causes us to destress and relax while doing homework. For assignments, I highly recommend listening to laid back music or classical tunes. While doing chores or work where focus isn’t necessary, upbeat music works well.

2.) Break it Up

Trying to write a research paper, finish a science project, reorganize a closet and meet friends for coffee all in a set amount of time simply isn’t realistic. You won’t have to cancel plans, though in order to complete your priorities first. Instead, don’t be afraid to take a break. Maybe try to write the first paragraph of your paper, add a few touches to your science assignment, etc. That way you are able to enjoy your free time but be productive.

3.) Eliminate Distractions

This suggestion might seem obvious, but it is an important one. Often times, we get distracted when a phone goes off or if the TV is on. If you are listening to music on a phone, I highly recommend turning off all notifications, and making sure that you have a quiet place to work. You wouldn’t want to study for a final exam in the kitchen while your family or roommate is making dinner! Being distracted easily is not always a sign of procrastination, it is a road block for productivity because we often get lost in other activities rather than the task at hand.

As you may have been able to tell, it is not always easy to stop procrastinating, but finishing tasks certainly pay off in the long run. I wish you the best of luck! If you have any more suggestions, please feel free to let me know in the contact box below. I’d love to hear them! Also, sign up for my mailing list so that you never miss a post from Busy and Beaming. See you next time!

Keep Smiling,

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