I know, you’ve had a long day at school. Whether it’s middle school, high school, college, it doesn’t matter. It’s all homework, it’s all the same. Or you just have a project even at work and taking it home. We’ll focus on school though because that’s probably who’s searching for this.
It’s been rough, you don’t seem like you have a break. Maybe you just don’t feel like doing it. I get it, I’ve been there. The short of it is you really can’t get away from it. Can you make it easier? Yes, sure. If you set up the habit of setting aside the first 30 minutes to an hour of when you get home – you know, of course, break, take a pee, get your drink, get your little snack to get your mind in the right order.
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Maybe do a couple jumping jacks to break the monotony of the school that you did. Jump right in that first half hour to an hour before it gets to the late day, lazy time entertainment period that you’re used to and you won’t be tempted to not do homework later.
I know it sounds stupid, it sounds dumb and you’ve probably tried it before and think “Oh, this doesn’t work.” But really, if you haven’t tried it for 3 to 4 weeks in a row, you can’t really say that you’ve had enough practice in it. That’s just the gist.
I used to be the kind of guy that waited until the last minute to do everything. Didn’t study for quizzes. Didn’t study for tests. Sure, I did fine, but could I have done much better and had more free time to do the things that I wanted if I had gotten started earlier? Yes, of course, sure.
It’s just coming to grips with the fact that “Okay fine, my parents and teachers are right. This guy that’s talking to me on this video might have some insight into it.” Maybe not. But if enough people are saying “Yeah, okay, give it a shot for awhile,” then, you know, maybe it’s worth looking into.
It’s just a matter of setting up that key point, that dedicated point that no matter what you get that homework started, done and at least put a good 30 minute effort into it, take a little break, put another 30 minute effort into it, you will have gotten at least started and some chunk of it done to where you can feel accomplished and are kind of bought into and committed to seeing it through. That does mean starting on that project the day it’s assigned and not the day before it’s due.
I know it sounds so responsible and funky and stuff, and some people will say “Oh, that’s nerdy. Oh what is this? I don’t like doing stuff like that.” Get in the habit because it’s never going away. This really is building the skills that will help make you more successful in the future. Don’t believe it now? You can recall it later. I’m just trying to help you out. That’s all I’ve got to say about that. Peace out. Have a good one.