The Berkeley Student Learning Center gives in their website an interesting overview of different Study and Success Strategies. One of the strategies described is focused on the question How to counteract procrastination.
Procrastination (Wikipedia): ” is the avoidance of doing a task that needs to be accomplished. It is the practice of doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, or carrying out less urgent tasks instead of more urgent ones, thus putting off impending tasks to a later time. Sometimes, procrastination takes place until the “last-minute” before a deadline. “The 13 techniques to manage procrastination mentioned by the Berkeley Study Center are presented below.
In the website of the Berkeley Study Center you can find more detailed information about these techniques.
- Set Priorities.
- Break the Task Down into Little Pieces.
- Set Up Small, Specific Goals.
- Take One Small Step at a Time.
- Reward Yourself Right Away When You Accomplish a Small Goal.
- Use a Time Schedule.
- Learn How to Tell Time.
- Optimize Your Chances for Success.
- Delegate, if Possible.
- Just Get Started.
- Look at What You Have Accomplished.
- Be Realistic!
- Learning by Listening