Tips on studying for procrastinators
i’m taking my finals finished them, I thought I make a post like this for lazy
ass people like me who procrastinates and then regrets it but they can’t do anything about it cuz their time is running OUT.
. swap your book to the most easygoing friend you have that you adore and tell them to write inside jokes, positive messages, basically anything on the first pages of every unit/lesson. Make them write such thing at least once in every unit/lesson. Do the same for them; once you’re studying and you’re freaking out, I assure you even the sight of their handwriting will make you calm down and will definitely put you at ease.
NOTE: now if you don’t have any easygoing friend available, write things like that yourself, I SWEAR IT STILL WORKS
well not as effective but it still does, though if you’re writing things like that yourself, try including positive messages and compliments more and not jokes because it probably sounds boring since you already know the joke (also writing compliments about yourself does not mean you have a high ego or something, even if the compliments aren’t ‘true’ JUST DO IT)
* If you’re really freaking out because dayum you’re low on time and you can’t concentrate because of stressing out , call the easygoing friend I just talked about and talk ONLY for 15 minutes. I don’t care if you’re warming up, I don’t care if you don’t wanna study (who does?) and I don’t care if you’ve just entered a juicy gossip. THAT IS THE RULE. Anyway… Talk to your friend and ask them which lesson are they in, if they are as much of a master of procrastination as you, you’d be like “OMG YOU’RE AT LESSON ONE TOO?? LMAOOO SAAME” and then y'all would just laugh about it and then say bye and feel pitiful and start studying and shit.
* Write the number of the lessons/units you have on a piece of paper from 1 to x
When you start lesson/unit one, cross out 1 on that paper even if you just started.
That kinda pushes you to finish it cuz you’re like what the hell I crossed lesson one already, might as well get on with it and finish it.
when you’re nearly finishing lesson 1 cross out 2… aaaand the routine goes on.
* Now here comes the ultimate life hack:
Okay… This is unhealthy bUT this would do well if the thing you’re studying isn’t going through your head and its night already and you’re IN A HORRIBLE SITUATION AND IT’S ALL JUST F*CKED UP.
My advice: stop panicking. Go. To. Sleep.
I don’t care if it’s 8, (the sooner you go to sleep, the better actually)!
Since you need at least 7-8 hours of beauty sleep, you’ll be lucky if it is actually 8. Trust me
Now first you gotta;
Set your alarm at the time you want (2 to 4 am if you haven’t studied that much)
Hey! I’ve done it hundreds of times btw, and as you can see (since I posted this right now) I’M ALIVE and NOT DEAD, not getting that much sleep for one night will not kill you since you’re desperate.
To make you feel better about your situation: I once slept at 12 and woke up at 2 for biology, AND THERE WAS A FREAKING WEDDING CEREMONY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND THEY PARTIED THE WHOLE TIME I WANTED TO SLEEP (omg this is so f*cked up it kinda doesn’t sound real)
* Okay, if you can’t sleep, since we agreed you need to sleep at least at 8 or 9 PM,
-drink some warm milk/hot chocolate
Ask your parents/siblings to keep it quiet (okay if its siblings you probably need to beg)
While you’re laying down and cannot sleep, think it this way that you have two options; “if I can’t fucking sleep, then I need to study” you would weirdly realize how tired you are after that and decide to sleep anyway.
Also, imagine your most boring teacher singing you a lullaby or you know, like, just imagine them talking
* Now about how to actually WAKE up in early morning (alSO not healthy)
Put your worst ringtone that you hate it with your guts
Like if you wanna wake up at 3 am, put your alarm at 2:50 am or something so you could put it on snooze a bit (snooze must not be more than 5 min)
Think about your school and the exam you have and remember how little time you have and how you could sleep after school.
freaking DRAG yourself and turn on the light
Go to your fridge and eat something cold and yummy
Drink cold water
Wash your face with cold water
* Good things about reading early morning:
Your house is probably dead silent (the only sound might be the snoring of a family member but it’ll still be pretty silent )
Since you’re sleepy and you just wanna finish and go to sleep, also you’re stressed , your mind can only focus on ONE thing and it doesn’t wander on not-so-important subjects
Since you slept, you can memories and understand better.
* If you rather study at night do the following things to keep yourself awake:
Drink tea or coffee
Run around a bit, just like exercise and move very fast
Wash your face with cold water
((I sound like general of a weird ass military but honestly these work just fine))
If you’re on tumblr and reading this RN and you have an exam tomorrow…
YOU CAN DO IT
EVEN IF YOU DO FUCK IT UP, YOU TRIED YOUR BEST RIGHT? now if you didnt, that's actually something you need to work on.
i'm gonna add some other tricks once i remember them. if you’re still reading this—TF ARE YOU STILL READING THIS FOR???? GET THE HELL OUTTA HERE AND FINISH THAT F*CKER TO SHOW PEOPLE WHO’S DA BOSS
… Or you know, just try not fail the exam/test. That also works