Bella Sanchez, Staff Reporter


Procrastination is the avoidance of doing a task that needs to be accomplished. It’s something that all of us at one point have struggled with. Whether it’s a big assignment that has to be done soon or needing to study for a test, there’s just something that always happens to distract you.

It gets to a point where procrastination becomes cramming situations in our lives. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you get back on track and ready to complete any task!

1. Don’t rely on long-term rewards to motivate yourself. Find a way to move your future rewards to now. For example only listen to your music when doing housework. If you know that you’ll get distracted by it, try doing it right after you finish.

2. Just like the last one, try and move the punishment of not doing your work to the present-day. Set time schedules where other people rely on you, this way if you don’t go through with the plan, you’ll look impolite.

3. Some people learn through visual cues. Write your task down on a sticky note with bright color and display them all over your room. Seeing is doing, and with something constantly reminding you to do things, its makes you want to do it more.

Sometimes the symptoms of procrastination can really be about something bigger. You could be struggling with depression, anxiety, or attention problems. If you are struggling with these symptoms, please talk to someone. Our schools counselors are amazing and they’re here to help.