Don’t Put It Off
We all procrastinate(拖拉) at one time or another. Yet putting off something we know we should do is a bad habit(习惯) to get into.
When you wait until the last minute to clean your room, practice the piano or do your homework, you have to rush through the job. Often, it ends up unfinished or filled with mistakes. And don’t you feel worried when you have to hurry?
Make a Change
To change those "last-minute blues," try these tips. They’ll get you moving again:
●Make a list of all your jobs, starting with the most important. Check them off (勾掉) one by one as they’re done.
●Break each job into smaller parts. Choose an easy part to do first - the rest of the job will go quicker.
●Be prepared. Do your homework in a well-lighted study area with pencil and paper on hand.
●Set goals(目标) you can finish. You don’t have to be first chair(首席) in band(乐队) . Instead, say, "I will practice my piano 30 minutes each day. I will try to make one hit(演出大获成功) tonight." And don’t give up.
●Make it fun! Write a poem or act out a scene(场景) if you’re not good at writing book reports.
●Learn to say no. What activities can you cut from your schedule(日程表)? Don’t take on any new jobs till you’ve finished the old ones.
●Ask for help. You don’t have to do everything yourself. Don’t just sit back and say, "I don’t know."
Now that you have the tools to get the job done, why wait?