Q: How do you put an end to procrastinating?
A: Every high school student has to learn to balance school work and other activities. With eight classes and a steady homework load, it’s easy to procrastinate. Waiting until the day before something is due to start it, turning things in late, and cramming for tests the period before are just a few signs of a procrastinator. According to RELEVANT Magazine, “…studies show that those who report procrastinating on a chronic basis have more health problems, higher stress levels and more relationship problems than those who do not procrastinate on a regular basis.” This is a common problem among teens, but there are practical steps you can take to end your procrastination.
RELEVANT Magazine says that the first step in being efficient with your time is admitting you have a problem. Ignoring the fact that you’re putting things off will only make the problem worse. Once you realize you are a procrastinator, you will be able to start changing your habits. Some ways we suggest managing your school work are working on assignments at least a few days before they are due, studying each day to avoid cramming, and making time in your afternoon schedule for homework. After making these changes, you will be much less stressed and more focused in the future.
Our last word of advice is: don’t put this off! Don’t procrastinate on stopping your procrastination!