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Avoid Procrastination through the Odyssey



Here are three ways we recommend to avoid procrastination.

1. Break your tasks into segments

You are thinking about one project you want to get done. WELL, first calm down, instead of overwhelming yourself, separating the project into small manageable segments. Think about what needs to be done and write down the tasks step by step and specific. In that way, you can tackle this project way easier!


2. Start with the most enjoyable part of your project

The hardest part of starting any project is always creating the project. But an excellent way to get around this is to start a project off with the task you like the best. Doing things you want will make your brain release dopamine, making you happy and exciting your interest in the project!


3. Clear out all the distractions.

Let me tell you a story! In The Odyssey, Ulysses is trying to get home, but this requires maneuvering through a strait of water where sailors are often lured onto the rocks by creatures called Sirens. So Ulysses instructs his crew to tie him to the mast of the ship and for all of them to plug their ears. No matter how they yell or scream and no matter how beautiful the sirens' voices are, the sailors must keep on track. This story teaches us that you have to plan to clear any distractions that will hamper your ability to procrastinate later. For example, if you're a sucker for Facebook or online video games, have your parents or your roommate change the internet password to keep you on track for studying? The fewer temptations you give into or have the ability to give it to, the better you'll be at an A in an exam.

So from now on, let’s break our tasks into small segments, start with the most enjoyable part of your project and clear out all the distractions to stay away from procrastinating!


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