For the past semester, I have dealt with stress by making sure whatever I am stressed about is done. Most of my stress comes from assignments given to me. When I get the most stressed it is because I procrastinate on homework. It doesn’t get to the point where it is the day before an exam and I am cramming for it, I don’t let myself get to that point where I have so much built up. I do procrastinate over the weekend and especially because this semester I don’t have classes on Fridays. Not having classes on weekends has caused me to procrastinate more and ignore most of my homework. I enjoy the relaxation from not having class but it does not make me get prepared for the day earlier than noon. Compared to last semester I feel like my classes are a lot easier but the amount of work given to me is more.
I am still in the process of combating these problems of procrastination but it has gotten better. I have tried to book appointments earlier within a day to get out of bed. I usually get out of bed at 10 am before my 11 am class and every day it is like this. My first class always is at 11 am and I don’t have more than two classes a day. It’s a weird feeling to have so much free time so I do other things that last semester I didn’t have the chance to. I try to watch new movies or shows and catch up on some youtube videos in my subscription box. This can keep me busy for hours which I hate and love, I love just staying in bed and being alone.
To fight this procrastination I try to force myself out of bed earlier and I try to keep myself in the library when all I want to do is a nap. Since I work on campus I schedule some shifts in the morning or mid-afternoon to keep myself away from sleeping-in.
Currently, I am stressed about the Univ paper we’re writing plus the new five-minute speech that was just given to us. To combat this stress is making sure all my homework is done before purely focusing on UNIV. I am almost done with all my assignments from other classes, this puts me at ease and makes getting harder assignments done faster. With the semester coming to a close it has been harder to find the motivation to finish assignments. What are some tips you can give me to not procrastinate?