I like to think we all have at least one toxic trait that makes our lives hard for no reason. My one is the inability to start doing anything with a deadline till the possible last minute. Will I finish the project that is due? yes. Will it cost me my sleep, health, and sanity? Also, yes. Am I going to do anything differently when it comes to the next project? Nope.
At this point I have tried everything: blocking a website, reward system, turning my phone off, turning my phone off and putting it in a different room, studying in a coffee shop, studying at the library, studying in the morning or at night. Nothing helps. No matter what I do I will always start at the last minute. The funny thing is that I know that if I start the work even a week earlier it will be less stressful. But I chose not to do it. I always tell myself “I have time”
When I was studying for my GCSE and A-levels, I did not have this issue. It all started when I joined university. I think the issue is that I have no structure in my life. I kind of take every day as it goes (not the best idea). I only go to university 2 days a week and then for the rest I am free to do anything I want. It is my choice if I want to study or not and if there is anything that I hate is choice.
If anyone has any advice it would be greatly appreciated xxx