Procrastination, how to prevent it and become more motivated.

So I’m terrible for procrastination. Very rarely do I have blog posts wrote before they go up and when I was at Uni I would always be the one doing an all nighter the night before an assignment was due in. Every. Single. Time.

This isn’t because I start these things last minute. I don’t really. I just get distracted by all the things around me. Not going to lie. It is normally either twitter instagram or Youtube. But recently I’ve been more organised and prepared. I have post scheduled to go and ideas ready to be used. Which is all really new to me.

So I thought I would share with you some of the things I’ve been doing to try to stop procrastinating.

Laptop and Daily Journal

50/10 rule

So the 50/10 rules is when you spend 50 minutes doing the tasks you need to get done and then 10 minutes having a break and repeat. I find this so useful as otherwise I get very distracted very quickly. By doing this it helps me to stay focused for the 50 minutes as I then know I’ll have the 10 minutes to catch up and look at things like social media.

Breaking goals down into smaller goals and set deadlines

When I don’t have a deadline for my goals, I find that I just keep putting them off and they never get done. I’ve found now that when I take a goal and make them into lots of smaller goals it is much easier. To make this even better I have a planner where I put in what I want to get done at certain times of the day which allows me to keep on track with what I want to get done for the day.

I got my planner from Urban Outfitters.

Page in Daily Journal

Remind yourself why the task is important

Whether its your blog or assignments for school or University or maybe even revision for an exam. It’s important to remember why it’s important to you. That should hopefully give you the bit of motivation you need to get started.

So these are some of the things I try do to stop procrastinating and stay motivated.

7 Comments

  1. September 13, 2017 / 9:49 pm

    Awesome tips! I like to write little goals on my to do list so there’s more to cross off at the end of the day, which motivates me into being even more productive!

    Simply Lovebirds

    • hannahcopcutt@gmail.com
      September 14, 2017 / 7:43 am

      Thank you! It helps so much. I know, I have like an hour by hour schedule.

  2. September 14, 2017 / 7:03 am

    I love the idea of the 50/10 rule, it sounds like a really good way to manage your time and stay productive!

    • hannahcopcutt@gmail.com
      September 14, 2017 / 7:45 am

      It really helps. I need a bit of time off continually to keep me productive.

  3. October 8, 2017 / 7:00 am

    That 50/10 rule is genius, I’m using that.

    • hannahcopcutt@gmail.com
      October 8, 2017 / 9:06 am

      It’s so useful! You should definitely give it a go!

      • October 8, 2017 / 9:07 am

        Thank you, I definitely will x