I often have trouble remembering the things I read that should be considered important, such as history, or vocabulary in various classes. It gave me…a feeling that I wouldn’t like to feel. A feeling of being…lost. Once, my teacher had given the class a book that started off an a nice and slow pace. However, all of a sudden, he started to assign around a dozen or more chapters in a few days and said he might do reading checks as well. At that very moment a thought came up in my mind: “So this is what an Honors English class is like.” The main point of my predicament is that when you get older, it’s not always fun and games anymore, and, unfortunately, you have to use every minute wisely.
First off, there are a myriad of ways to be unproductive. Seriously, I can ban myself from watching TV or playing video games and still procrastinate for hours. We’ll start with technology. With the Internet’s 4.58 billion pages or more, it’s extremely easy to get distracted on the Web. Using these productivity tools, you can increase your productivity through white noise, blocking time-wasting websites, looking at your calendar, quick search, and positive reinforcement.
Unfortunately, there will be times where you happen to need messages or social media to receive help from others. If that’s the case, just put the tab on and minimize the browser and use the sound that you get from notifications or messages or friend requests to know when to check and if you’re on mobile, just turn on notifications (it does use battery though). If you’re feeling really stressed out then you could give yourself five to fifteen minutes between each period of homework to do whatever you want but use the extensions to limit yourself.
Now I don’t know about you, but my procrastination is weird. It’s usually not TV shows, which if I do watch, I would just try to do my homework while watching it, nor gaming, although sometimes I do both in the span of the night of a weekday, which kills me mentally. It’s usually something stupid like practicing to catch a ball or just taking a long shower because I wanted to have some private and deep thoughts. Or simply I’m just plain tired and too lazy to start homework, so I take forever to walk to my backpack. If this is the case for you, I’d like to apologize because I have absolutely no solutions for you. I mean, you could find a Study Ball…
Sometimes procrastination isn’t the reason why you have no work finished. A death in the family, concerts, sport matches, or a religious holiday could suck up a lot of tine. If this is your problem, just email your teachers or your boss about work ahead of time (preferably a week or two ahead) and do it on the weekend or stay up late during the weekday. Death is hard to predict, but if your loved ones are in the hospital and in critical condition, that might be a good sign to email whoever is in charge to let them know what’s going on.
Let’s face it, we all have different potentials; some people have minds that adapt to situation quicker than others. The valedictorian is most likely going to get more work done than a student with ADHD. To be honest, I don’t really know how to solve this problem. I struggle with it as well. For me, the best way to deal with this is to listen to white noise, which is surprisingly peaceful. Adding on, we can also choose to not to talk with anyone, neither physically nor digitally. Be sure to check out wikiHow’s tips, although I think some of them are common sense and should be already done on a daily basis. Furthermore, make sure to have extracurricular activities in your life, whether you’re young or old. I believe my Health teacher once said that if you only go to school for the normal periods (usually 1-6), you’re at a high risk of depression. I totally agree with that statement. I think if you feel like you’re a part of something special (choir, sports, theater band, etc.), you’ll have much more energy in your life and have a much better attitude. However, if you’re not part of something special, you’ll feel that life has no purpose, and you might become isolated, losing yourself from the path to success in the process. So, go ahead and find an activity that suits you!
I hope you guys enjoyed my guidance and at least listen to some of it because I believe that I gave pretty good advice (guys I tried).