by Vicky Hernandez

Throughout your high school years, procrastination takes a big toll on you, simply because there’s so many things you may want to accomplish-whether it’s going out with friends or spending time on social media. For some people, it may not be easy to get their priorities in order. There are many ways that you can help yourself manage your time throughout the day and get everything done before your day ends. One of the things you can do is write goals for the day and the things you want to achieve. If you feel that you’ll lose your journal, then have calendars hung on our wall as a reminder.

    Another way you can manage your time is by setting a time limit on each task. By being aware of a time limit, you will boost you ability to stay focused and continue with your assignments. Don’t rush through it, wisely choose how much time you think you will need to efficiently focus and accomplish each goal. When you’ve done at least half of your homework, you can give yourself a 5-10 min break. Remember, distractions are inevitable but our main focus is to stay as far away from them when it comes time to complete homework.

    Based on advice I got from a college student named Gladys Flores, she suggests that you prioritize your assignments, set an earlier deadline for yourself and have a good sleeping schedule. In addition according to Angela Mendez, a 12th grade student, she recommends you to avoid procrastination and to take advantage of your free time to work on new assignments. Last but not least, self-motivation is key to success. Little by little your work ethic will grow, and you’ll avoid problems with decision-making because you’re already conscious of your goals and how to get the important things done.