WHAT IS PROCRASTINATION?
Have you ever prepared for an exam just the night before after wasting away the whole of the day? Ever wonder is it laziness? Well, it is not laziness but procrastination.
Procrastination means pointlessly and intentionally delaying something despite knowing that the delay will have a negative effect. If you are a student, procrastination can negatively affect your schedule, grades and even overall well-being.
Procrastination occurs in teenagers, adolescents and adults. It occurs more commonly than often thought.
The good news is procrastination in students (and also in adults) can be easily combated. It only needs you to abide by a few simple ground rules or a checklist.
Lets find out about it.
CHECKLIST TO COMBAT PROCRASTINATION
As one of the leading CBSE board schools, here we share a few tips with you to stop procrastination:
✔ Divide the Work into Smaller Tasks
Starting with smaller parts and completing them one by one enhances confidence and gives you a sense of accomplishment. When you break the project into smaller tasks, they do not seem too overwhelming or too burdening. Doing the entire task at one go makes it look difficult to accomplish.
✔ Set Goals in Advance
A goal provides students with a direction to move towards. It gives an idea about the hard work and time required to complete the entire task. If you start the project without setting a goal, there are chances of delay.
✔ Stop Overthinking
Many times students spend a lot of their time overthinking about the negative consequences. This “what if” (eg- what if I fail an exam?) creates a lot of tension. Rather than spending time overthinking an issue, it’s better to work on it.
✔ Remove Distractions to Focus More
Sometimes students start working on their projects but due to distractions such as television, social media applications, family issues and many more, they are not able to complete their tasks in the given time. All this leads to low productivity and wastage of time.
✔ Make a Schedule and Religiously Follow It
Making a schedule is of no use unless it is followed. Schedule helps the student to complete the tasks on time. Self-made schedule is best as it will give you an idea about your own strengths and limitations.
✔ Take Small Breaks
Taking small breaks will help you to refresh your mind and start with the new energy to complete the task in the given time. Continuous work may lead to boredom and also decrease the quality of work. But in the break time, you should avoid using social media as it may lead to a waste of time. Remember that your small breaks should not turn into procrastination traps.
✔ Do Not Start Too Many Things at Once
Sometimes students start too many tasks at a go. But this divides their energy and attention. It’s always better that you complete one task at a time. Starting with too many tasks may lead to many half-done tasks.
✔ Be Realistic
Many students make a very unrealistic target that leads to disappointment and frustration. You need to understand that it is alright to not be perfect. Always set realistic goals and make a doable plan to achieve them.
✔ Be Motivated to Complete Tasks on Time
Procrastination is a by-product of not being motivated to do that task. Self-motivation is needed daily to work according to the schedule you have made for yourself. A great way to keep yourself motivated is to start the day with things that you like the most. For instance, if you like a particular subject, start your study schedule with that and then move on to other subjects.
WHAT MEASURES ARE TAKEN AT ADAMAS WORLD SCHOOL TO MINIMISE PROCRASTINATION AMONG STUDENTS?
As one of the leading CBSE affiliated schools in Barasat, Adamas World School offers students a well-balanced scholastic and co-scholastic curriculum. Our teachers are very supportive and help students in cracking competitive examinations. By following practical and holistic teaching methodologies the teachers keep the students engagement in a productive daily routine. This has proved beneficial for our students, particularly the senior ones. This has got reflected in our board results over the years.