Of course, a study plan is only useful if you’re going to stick to it!
Procrastination is the enemy of all students. Although it may feel good to allow yourself to get distracted in the moment, it may hurt you in the long run.
Your workload doesn’t get smaller, as you won’t be chipping away at it – it will only accumulate.
Procrastination can also harm you long-term. You end up wasting time that could be better spent working towards your end goal.
Avoid procrastination by limiting distractions:
- hide your phone
- leave it in another room
- simply turn it off
- install app blockers.
You can also block website access on your computer while you’re studying, to avoid temptation. Check out Freedom or FocusMe.
Our Block Model is helpful in avoiding procrastination. By focusing on one unit at a time, you’re able to stay motivated and engaged.
This method also allows you to balance your studies with other interests. Less time in class gives you more time to pursue hobbies, play sport or work.
When it comes time to study, you’ll have more focus and be able to concentrate on the task at hand.
At VU, you also have the option to slow-track your studies, if you 're going on holiday or just want to take a break.
Your studies can be paused for a block or two and you can return when you're feeling motivated to learn once more.