How To Overcome Procrastination in College

I’m no stranger to procrastination.  I know all about the late nights, the early mornings, the cancelled plans, and the caffeine dependence.

It can be incredibly easy to shirk responsibilities until the last minute, especially in the world of innumerable distractions known as college.

Why start that essay due next week when you could watch “Harry Potter” with your roommates?  Why wake up early to study for that test tomorrow when you can just hit the snooze button?college student all nighters

Well, take it from someone who’s been there, prolonging school work is not worth it.  Procrastination is rooted in the concept of instant gratification.

Basically, this means choosing the most immediately appealing option without consideration of its long term effects, which can be harmful.

Bear with me on this.  Consider “The Tortoise and the Hare,” the famous fable in which the hare is sure he can beat the tortoise. Much to his surprise, the tortoise won by keeping a sustained pace while he was off taking naps or eating.

You would be wise to learn from the tortoise and adopt an attitude of diligence if you tend to let things slide.

The video below will outline 4 great tips to conquer procrastination.  If you stay organized, be mindful, manage time wisely, and reward yourself, you should be on the right track in no time!

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John Rademaker

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John Rademaker is a junior at the University of Dayton pursuing a degree in Electronic Media. At school he enjoys playing guitar, watching movies, and working at the campus radio station. Away from school he can be found exploring his hometown, spending time with his family, and listening to music.
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