Midway through the term and one word keeps cropping up in class discussions: Procrastination.
The advice is simple: stop it, stop it now.
If you can’t, read this on the subject:
It’s from a blog called Wait But Why, written and illustrated with useful diagrams by someone called Tim Urban. Unfortunately it may not immediately cure your malady as Urban is among the most perceptive, informative and funniest writers on the web, so you may feel obliged to read all his other posts as well. That’s ok: you’re excused for this task – especially if you read the post ‘Your Life in Weeks’, also a good cure for time wasting.
But once you’ve done all that, there can be no more procrastinating: suffocate the Instant Gratification Monkey, engage your Rational Decision Maker and get out of the Dark Playground.
In other words: do some writing. You’ll feel better.