7 sure-fire ways to Beat Procrastination & Concentrate while studying (For children and teenagers)
Children… Teenagers… Parents...
Me too. sometimes.
Surprised? Don't be!
So, understand that you're not alone. However, that doesn't mean it’s a good practice. Believe me, it’s not!
Procrastination is an enemy of success. It is a thief of time. You wouldn't want one minute of pleasure to steal an hour or two to add value to yourself, would you?
I guess not!
So, I understand why you're reading this and I know you're ready to take a leap of faith to get rid of this thief of time. In this post, I'll show you the actionable steps I take to beat procrastination while studying. I believe it will help you too.
1. Set up your study environment
Let's say you're planning to study in the sitting room, and then you remember that your favorite show will start in 10 minutes. And you're like, “The show is just for 30 minutes, it won't hurt if I watch for a little time”
You feel you have all the time in the world to still study. And then, you sit and start watching, before you know it, you watch till you doze off. Guess what? No more studies, then you postpone till the next day.
Or maybe, you're in your bedroom, you sit for a while and keep staring at your bed. Then, sleep comes and you dive comfortably on it.
This is to tell you that your environment matters when you study. You need to get rid of anything that'll make you think twice about doing the task at hand. If staying in the sitting room or bedroom will prevent you from studying effectively, please leave and find a place suitable that can help you stay focused. A serene and quiet environment will help you focus more and study effectively.
So, sit properly and face your book.
2. Ask your “WHY” question
Most times, it's important to understand the reason for something so that it can help you when you feel less motivated or in cases where procrastination wants to set in.
Ask yourself, “Why am I doing this” Why would I want to study maths at this time”
Understand the reason why you want to do it.
For example, your reason might be “I want to study maths so that I will be the best in Mathematics in my class”
“I want to study hard so that I'll be recognized as the best English student”
“ I want to study so that I’ll graduate with the best grades in high school”