I have always had a problem with procrastinating, and it is a shame to say that I am okay with it. I am not proud of it but okay with it. It has never bothered me. I put off a choir the minute I know that I have to do it, the same thing with my assignments. I usually procrastinate and leave it late. That is how I have lived my life, but of late it has become a problem. I find myself buried to the neck in work and assignments that I could have and should have done ages ago. This has made my life hectic and stressful. I often compromise on quality of the task at hand to get it done in time or before the deadline.
I have decided to take on the challenge to change my life. I know that change does not happen overnight. Nevertheless, I shall not falter in this endeavor. I have decided to intervene on behalf of myself through self-help. I have written down a list of steps to riding myself of procrastination and I plan to follow it to the letter.
I decided to create a to-do list which contained all tasks and assignments I had to get done. This was going to be a daily activity. I prioritized the list from the most important to the least important, from getting my academic assignments done to getting the laundry done. The most difficult part was staying true to the list. It was difficult, but I got through the day with 60% of the list done. I still had to cut down on the distractions, and I noticed that I had done almost all the easy chores only living out the hard ones.
I decided to change my to-do list, where I had to do the all the hard things first regardless of priority. I also situated myself from distraction. When doing my assignments I would put off my phone to avoid sending text messages and calling my friends. I would do all my assignments in the library because the environment was conducive for learning and getting my assignments done before the deadline. This worked out very well for me...