With the new age of technonology, How are you supoed to get any work done???? If I sit at my computer, all I want to do is get on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or another social media site! If I sit at my desk, my brain goes from Homework to my plans for the weekend, to what I have to do beore the weekend, then to the squirrel running outside my window! How do we overcome that???
I have found a solution, that seems to work well for me, and maybe it wil be beneficial to you too!
On Sunday night of every week, I look at all of my syllabi. I construct a list of everything that is due each day that week. I count how many assignments are on my list. Depending on the level of difficulty for the project, I will also assign a reward (whether internet time or naptime) to it. For example, I have a siz question take-home quiz in Discrete Mathematics due Tuesday. For every question I completed, I got to update my choice of social media and get caught up. Since I had not been on any social media all day, that was a very exciting reward for me. After one hour, I had my whole entire quiz completed, as well as being caught up on all of my social media sites.
Same with this blog post. For every paragraph I complete, I get to check text messages on my phone! :D
I have also noticed that i become more effcient in my work, if i set up a reward as well. Because I am a little bit of a perfectionist, if it is not perefect the first time, I will have to go back and redo it. When i set up rewards for myself, I do not want to have to redo anything, so i become more effcient the first time. I just have to remeber to set up the reward system BEFORE I have already gotten caught up on everything in my news feed.
Even though, some days are harder than others, this system has helped me stay on top of all my assignments, and kept me from losing sleep because of procrasination! Hope it can help you too!
Writing this post has now taken me about 30 minutes with two breaks to text my roomate andmother. I would say that is pretty impressive!