Homework sucks, we all know this. Really, any forced or mandatory work is miserable. Especially if it’s only busy work and you don’t get paid for it.
However, since I am a major procrastinator, I’ve learned some tricks when it comes to getting the really boring work done and done right on time.
First, break subjects into chunks. I do my least favorite things first (math), to get them out of the way for the more time consuming work.
Then, instead of doing AP homework first, I do my easier subjects because it makes me feel really smart when I can get through that homework fairly quickly.
After the easier work, I start the AP work. About a half hour in, I take a ten or fifteen minute break and grab a snack. Since I normally start with my history work, I have to break it up at about half hour intervals so I don’t get super overwhelmed and freak out, because that may or may not happen frequently.
The hardest part of homework is any work online, because what’s more fun than doing homework online? Anything else. I don’t know about you, but I have to constantly force myself to get back to work when I’m doing something online.
That being said, it’s taken me ages to get this far in just this single post, I’ve been at it almost an hour now and I keep getting distracted by anything and everything; from checking my grades, getting on some random meaningless social media site to looking at videos on Youtube of song covers sung by dolls. (Seriously, that’s a thing, I kid you not.)
Granted, as much as everyone hates homework, it is a necessary evil that needs to get done, whatever the cost may be to your internet surfing time. Just log out of Facebook, turn the sound off your phone and resist the urge to be in the constant loop of internet.
Once you’re done with your assignments, there’s plenty of time for that.
For you time listening to my rambling. I present to you a picture of a tortoise eating a strawberry.