Hello everyone! Days are passing by fast as always and we’re already in September! I can’t believe how summer ended and now most of us are off to university/school or work. I always believed that autumn is an amazing time for new beginnings. As you may already know, I’ll move to Manchester for university. In one week, I’ll be on the plane on my way to unknown things… Not gonna lie, I’m super excited and nervous at the same time.
If you are brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello
Today’s post will help you to get back on track and stop putting off stuff you need to do. Today, September 6, is “Stop Procrastination Day”, which means it’s up to us to beat this monster, and only we can decide to get up and get done today what was supposed to be done. I want to share some tips to help you stop procrastinating and start being more organised.
1. Get Enough Sleep
One of the most important things is getting enough sleep. You’re more likely to give in to distractions and waste valuable time if you’re feeling fatigued. You’ll have much more focus if you’re well-rested. That’s why you should get 7-8 hours of sleep every night. Here is my ideal night time routine:
- Brush my teeth,
- Stretch or do yoga
- Herbal tea (usually chamomile tea)
- Read a book
- Meditate & write what I’m grateful for
2. Try the “Under 10-minutes Rule”
The “Under 10 Minutes Rule” is simple. It states that if a task arrives in your queue and it can be completed in less than 10 minutes, you take care of it right away. Why does this work? Well, first of all, you are more likely to procrastinate on smaller tasks, allowing them to become bigger and bigger over the course of the day as more time and thought are put in than necessary.
3. Create a To-Do List
It’s 2019… if you’re still don’t have a planner or to-do list what are you doing with your life?Write down everything you have to do for that day. This can include social events, assignments, projects etc. I always use my planner literally for everything. You might also write down what you’ve accomplished at the end of each day. It will help you realise how efficiently you’re working and where you can improve.
4. Remove Distractions
Stop scrolling through Instagram or Twitter feed and get back to work! Eliminating potential distractions will help you get in the right mindset to concentrate.
5. Drink a large glass of water
Even mild dehydration can cause headaches and fatigue, affect your concentration. You should make sure you are sufficiently hydrated before starting work. My tip is to buy a 1L water bottle, fill it up every morning and make sure you finish it at least 2 times a day.
6. Play music in the background
Low-level background noise has been shown to improve creativity and focus for many people. Personally, I prefer listening to music when I’m writing a blog post and I can assure you that it’s improving my creativity. Not gonna lie, I don’t prefer to play music in the background when I’m studying because I feel it distracts me from my work. You have to decide what option is good for you and your concentration.
That’s all for today’s post everyone! I hope you enjoyed it and inspired by the tips I gave for fighting against procrastinating. I wish Y’all a lovely and productive day!