Never put off till tomorrow what may be done the day after tomorrow – Mark Twain
How often has this happened to you that you have some pending work that absolutely needs to get done, but instead, you spend an inordinate amount of time doing absolutely nothing productive, like checking your Facebook, or your emails multiple times, watching videos online, or anything that catches your fancy for the moment and keeps you from doing the job that you should be focusing on.
Well, it happens to most of us, most of the time. Here are the 6 easy ways to stop procrastinating and start studying. Put an end to this habit that limits you from reaching your maximum potential. Because when you are preparing for any bank exam, you can never be prepared enough.
Break Down The Syllabus Into Smaller Bits of Curriculum
Often the reason we procrastinate is that we find the task at hand to be too overwhelming for us to tackle all at once. Break it down into little parts, then focus on one part at the time. If you still procrastinate the task after breaking it down, then break it down even further. Soon, your task will be so simple that you will have no trouble doing it right then and there. Breaking down the syllabus based on the priority can also help you prevent procrastination and start studying.
Change Of Environment
Different environments have a different impact on our productivity. Look at your study desk and your room. Do they make you want to study or do they make you want to snuggle up and sleep? If it’s the latter, you should look into changing your study room. One thing to note is that an environment that makes us feel inspired before may lose its effect after a period of time. If that’s the case, then it’s time to shake things up. It is always believed that keeping the study room and bedroom separate can help in preventing laziness and procrastination.
Eliminate Your Distractions
Stop being distracted easily. Simple things like moving the browser bookmarks that take up too much of your time into a less accessible folder can help. Some people go so far as to delete/deactivate their Facebook/social media profiles. Addressing the issue of procrastination is about being conscious of your actions, not restricting yourself in a self-made prison. But if you think you need it, then definitely go the distance and do it.
Tell Others About Your Goals
Tell all your friends, colleagues, acquaintances and family members that you are preparing for these bank exams. That way, whenever you see them next, they will ask you about your status on your goals. This helps you in staying accountable to them and to yourself. This will also give you the incentive to follow through on your plans.
Stop Over Complicating Things
There is no perfect time to start something new, and definitely no perfect way. Don’t try too hard to be a perfectionist as this will only hinder your drive to actually get the job done and have you wasting time more often than not because of the pressure of it to be as perfect as possible. This doesn’t mean don’t do your best, on the contrary, definitely do your best. Just don’t get obsessed with perfection. Perfectionism is one of the biggest reasons for procrastination. Just start somewhere small and work towards your study goals.
Just Do It
At the end, it all comes down to taking action. You can strategize, hypothesize, plan for, all time, but unless you take action, it won’t get done. Just do it!