“There is lots of time remaining, I can do it later”. Is it one of the thoughts coming your way while you are preparing for the most crucial entrance exam?
If the answer is affirmative, the interpretation we have for it will shock you! This one thought can murder your dream of being a Doctor or an IITan.
Let us tell you how?
You are an aspirant targeting IIT JEE or NEET. You give your best shot to the preparation but sometimes you feel heavy in your head and decide to leave some parts for sometime later because you feel you have ample amount of time to prepare for the IIT JEE/ NEET entrance test.
Do you know what this is called? It is termed procrastination. Countless students face this issue. They often get forced behind in their preparation. It is common and chancy at the same time. These simple thoughts are most likely to hamper JEE/ NEET preparation due to wasted time.
Here are 2 “Universal” Facts for all IIT JEE/ NEET aspirants out there:
Number 01: Any amount of time you have by your side is literally very little time.
Number 02: There is always a scope of improvement in what you feel you have fully prepared.
Before going further to how you should overcome this, remember, sometimes it is ‘Okay’ to miss any class or to play with your daily study schedule which you can cover during the immediate course of time. The only unhealthy part is just staring at your books, fantasizing, and doing only zilch.
Always remember, doing more will only make you better. The better you get, the more you would love to do.
6 Habits you must Embrace to beat Procrastination:
- Develop and maintain the habit of asking your doubts from the teacher. Move back to the left-out question and solve it. This simple step will give you a whole lot of confidence.
- Getting stuck on harder problems is common but to avoid falling prey to frustration, reboot by solving easier problems. Solving a small problem gives you a feeling of being a victor and pushes you to do more!
- Like we have always advocated, consistency is important for JEE/ NEET preparation. You need to keep going with your preparation in spite of the numerous hurdles you are bound to face. Learn to cope with the external hurdles while making yourself strong not to be let down with internal problems.
- ‘Failure is the first step towards Success’. Whenever you fail to learn a topic or concept, don’t lose your morale. Get engaged with something else for 10-15 minutes to build the motion. Have another look at the concept and look into it from a different angle.
- Learn to give your body and mind some space. Be easy and be open to vagaries. Detach yourself from an environment when needed. Revitalize when you are getting frustrated. Do anything that is required; but, DON’T JUST STOP
- Falling into a problem does not make one injudicious; staying in one does! In the same way, getting stuck is very common and it’s absolutely fine. Only make sure, you are not into it the whole time.
And last but the most important one, ‘Kal Kabhi Nahi Aata’. Don’t be a ‘Kal kar lenge’ student!
🙂 All the best!