College students are notorious for their tendency to procrastinate — from putting off studying, writing papers or finishing labs, it’s pretty easy to wait until tomorrow to do what we don’t feel like doing today. But if you’re like most other students, there’s probably some level of guilt that accompanies procrastination, knowing that you’d be better off if you just started whatever it is you need to do. The Clog is here to relieve some of that guilt and help you be the best procrastinator you can be, with a list of some things you can do to put off the real work ahead of you and yet, still feel accomplished.
- Reorganize your closet
- Update your resume
- If you have nothing to add to your resume, experiment with new fonts
- Add your name to petitions about causes you care about on Change.org
- Go for a long walk — your health matters too!
- Clean out your backpack
- Do your laundry
- Apply to some random scholarships
- Pay your credit card bills
- Go grocery shopping
- Cook a healthy meal with the groceries you bought
- Clean the dishes from your healthy meal
- Organize your email inbox
- Take the garbage out from your room — and your roommate’s room, if you’re feeling generous
- Start a bullet journal to organize your life
- Create a budget to keep track of your monthly expenses
- Start looking online for holiday gifts
- Go through your room and find things you can donate to Goodwill
- Read or watch the news — staying informed about the real world is as important as school!
- Throw out old receipts from your wallet
- Get a haircut
- Donate blood (if you’re able to)
- Wash your sheets
- Make a comprehensive study plan (for when you eventually decide to start)
- Read the Daily Clog — whether you’re looking for actual advice or just some entertainment, it’s definitely a good use of time
If you manage to get all of these things done, it’s probably time to start studying!
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