“Nothing is so fatiguing,” famous 19th century philosopher William James explains, “as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.” This fatigue of procrastination is a university and college student’s worst enemy. When we asked what your biggest struggle is as a student on Instagram, most of you said procrastination and motivation.
Here are 7 of the most common procrastination excuses we hear from university and college students and how you can overcome each one:
1. I’m too tired, lazy and stressed.
Tell yourself you only have to do 10 minutes of work today. Find an easy task (i.e. read over your assignment, write one paragraph) and just start. When you finish, you can put it away guilt-free.
Chances are, starting will create a momentum for you to do more. Even if you don’t, doing a little every day is better than not starting at all.