In this blog, we have discussed What makes NEET and JEE students procrastinate? and all the consequences of it.
What is Procrastination?
Procrastination is the most common difficulty experienced by everyone, even JEE and NEET applicants. Students sometimes put off critical tasks until a later date, but then never get around to doing them.
Most individuals have procrastinated at some point or another in their lives, and it’s fine to do so. Everything we need to know about procrastination will be covered in this article. And what you can do about it.
What is Procrastination? Is it really as bad as we generally hear?
Procrastination is the practice of delaying or postponing important activities until the very last minute or after the due date has passed.
Preparing for IIT JEE, NEET, or any other competitive exam is challenging and requires a lot of action and discipline. So, we can’t just keep putting things off until later.
Why do NEET and JEE aspirants put things off for later?
Researchers have found that putting things off is linked to low self-esteem, irrational beliefs, a fear of failing, depression, and bad study habits.
People who wait until the last minute have also been found to be more stressed and more likely to get sick as the deadline approaches.
What makes NEET and JEE students procrastinate?
Students may procrastinate for a variety of reasons. We’ve narrowed down a few common causes of procrastination. What makes NEET and JEE students procrastinate?
These are the ones we’re thinking of:
- Having no idea what to do
- Not being able to accomplish a task
- Reluctance to do a task
- I don’t really want to do it.
- Getting in the habit of waiting until the last minute
- Think you work better when you’re under pressure
- A lack of drive and motivation to get things going
- Making excuses for one’s lack of health or illness
- Eagerly awaiting the right time to start
There are a lot of other reasons, too. You can add your own things to this list.
Now that we know the common reasons why we put things off.
What are the adverse consequences of procrastination?
Procrastination only becomes a bigger problem when it happens all the time and starts to make a big difference in a person’s daily life. In these cases, it’s not just that they don’t know how to use their time well;
it’s a big part of how they live.
Due to this, it brings a negative impact on the person’s life and lifestyle. Here are a few impacts:
- There is more stress and sickness.
- Social interactions are under more stress than ever before.
- Dissatisfaction from loved ones, co-workers, and peers.
We have to overcome it So, let’s discuss how to Overcome it.
How to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done?
Just a few minutes
1) The Zeigarnik effect says that once you start doing something, your brain stays awake until you’re done. The hardest part of a job is often getting started. Students, if you’re undecided if you should begin or not, you should.
Only 10-15 minutes will get you in the flow to get to Work.
2) Do hard, essential tasks first
Brian Tracy’s best-selling book “EAT THAT FROG” has this as its central topic. When the tasks are more difficult, we will require more energy and focus on finishing them. Because of this, it makes sense to put in the most effort.
When describing the most critical work, Brian Tracy referred to it as the “ugliest frog.” Because it is the one that is most likely to be put off.
3) Improve self-regulation
Self-regulation is the ability to choose the right ways to do a task and fix them when they don’t work. Everything you study and put into practice will depend on how confident you are in your own talents.
4) Take Control of your surroundings
You’re more inclined to postpone if you can see the temptations around you. As a result, the environment has a significant impact on whether or not work is completed or even begins.
Procrastination is more likely to flourish when conditions at daily tasks aren’t conducive to getting the job done.
It may include many things:
- Heating and cooling systems in the room
- Clutter on a desk or in a room
- Your Posture
- There are a lot of gadgets out there.
5) Set a short deadline for yourself.
No one should eat the whole elephant all at once. Cut it into pieces and eat them one by one. In the same way, divide the task into smaller parts and give yourself a short deadline for each one.
6) Try Boosting your confidence and having faith in yourself.
Students are more likely to put off a task if they think they won’t be able to do it well. You can boost your confidence and self-belief in many different ways. And we’ll talk more about the same thing in another article.
Here’s just one great idea. You can only be sure of yourself if you know what you’re good at.
And having clarity is the best way to know what you can do. And writing and journaling are the best ways to figure out who you are.
7) Making Daily, Weekly, Monthly, and Yearly To-Do Lists
To help you stay on track, put a due date next to each item. Make a list of things you need to do daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly.
Not only that, make a list of things you should not do. Here is where you will list the tasks or things you would rather not do.
8) Take tiny steps, one at a time.
Even though success comes slowly, it will definitely come to you. And it takes time and patience to get there. Give yourself some time and move toward your goal in small, steady steps. The key is to be Consistent.
Break up the things on your list into small, manageable steps so that your tasks don’t seem so hard.
9) Learn how to see the red flags.
Pay attention to the urge to put things off and do your best to fight it. If you start to think about putting something off, force yourself to work on it for a few minutes. The only thing that will help you succeed in your fight against your mind’s temptations.
10) Applause for yourself
When you finish something on your list on time, give yourself a pat on the back and do something you enjoy as a reward. Make sure that the reward is for a real accomplishment and not just a small one.
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