Throughout the majority of my adult life, I’ve claimed that I’m definitely not a procrastinator. That I prefer to get things done earlier rather than save everything until the last minute.
But this past year, when I started my editorial internship at The Muse (which included far more deadlines than I’d ever had before), I learned something very important about myself. While I don’t prefer to put things off, I am, in fact, guilty of doing it. A lot.
Though I knew a few weeks ahead of time what most of my assignments would be, I’d find myself scrambling to pull together a 1,000-word article the day before it was due. And while I can work well under pressure, well, my stress levels really don’t like it.
If you are a dawdler like me, this infographic provides 15 ways for you to prevent you from procrastinating. Good luck! May the force—er, the productivity—be with you.
Infographic courtesy of Daily Infographic.
Abby works in health education and prevention at a university in Washington, DC. When she’s not trying to make the world a healthier place, you can find her taking selfies with her cat (Mildred Meow Meow), hunting down the city's best grilled cheese, or zipping through the city on her bike, named Libby. Say hi on Twitter.More from this Author