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A Guide on How to Catch Up When You Fall Behind

October 20, 2022
To-do list

It’s the middle of the semester, and if you’re anything like me, you also realize you are falling behind. Despite your very best efforts to stay on top of your to-do list, you’ve fallen a little short of your goals and are faced with 60 action items that require all of your attention for the next week.

I won’t lie to you and tell you that it’s all going to be okay, and you’ll make it out unscathed in the end because you might not. However, that shouldn’t make you feel hopeless or discouraged to put in any effort because you can—and will—persevere through this and get your stuff done. I did it, and I believe you can do it too. So how did I manage to overcome my procrastination?

  • Trying not to stress
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Prioritizing tasks
  • Treating myself

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