Lots of tips and guidance for the procrastinator inside you.
# Make the tasks look small and easy in your mind. (“I’ve written lots of excellent papers; this is just one more paper.”)
# Do only a small part of the task each time. (“I’ll just check out the books tonight. Later on, I’ll glance through them.”)
# Five-minute plan: Work on something for just five minutes. At the end of five minutes, switch to something else if you want. Chances are, you’ll get involved enough to keep going.
# Advertise your plans to accomplish something, and let peer pressure push you forward. (“I told everyone that I was going to finish this tonight.”)
# Use a good friend as a positive role model. If you have trouble concentrating, study in the presence of someone who doesn’t.
# Modify your environment – if you can’t study at home, find a place where you can study; or, change your study situation at home.
# Plan tomorrow and establish priorities – some students find that simply writing down reasonable starting and stopping times help them get going.
# Expect some backsliding. Don’t expect to be perfect even when you’re trying to get rid of perfectionism! So occasionally, your plans will not work. Accept setbacks and start again.