101: How to Procrastinate

Hi, guys and welcome back to another blog post. 36 days. 36 days till the main event begins. 36 days until I start my A Levels. You may think I’m being dramatic (when am I not…) but I am telling you my life is going to change forever in the next few months. Do I feel prepared? Tough question. You can never be prepared but doesn’t mean it won’t happen. So rather than revising what am I doing? Bring you guys another blog post!

First off, I’d like to start by saying welcome to all the new people who have followed my blog journey. It feels like I am still a new blogger, but I have actually been blogging for a while just not very consistently (some things don’t change…). Any who, WELCOME! and I hope you enjoy! Gonna take this opportunity to plug my socials – links below – I follow back! Now onto the blog.

As you can tell from the title, I am going to teach you all how to procrastinate. At this time of year, I have seen many blog posts on “best revision tips” and “how to get an A* in [insert subject here]” etc. However, I like to be different so here are my best tips on the ultimate skill of procrastination.

1# GET NETFLIX 

This is the most important rule in the book of procrastinating. Honestly, if you want to learn how to procrastinate so well, I would have a run for my money, get Netflix. It will change your life. There will be shows that you will watch for the sake of avoiding all other responsibilities. Once this occurs, I would say you automatically jump to Level 3 procrastinator.

2# CLEAN 

Exam time is probably the only time that my room is spotless (you’re welcome, mum). Mastering the art of cleaning is so essential for excellent procrastinating skills. A tidy room represents a procrastinating genius. All other commitments will become unnecessary and cleaning comes first.

3# SOCIAL MEDIA

The way to spot a good procrastinator is the amount of time they spend on their phone. Social media are a key source to procrastinate. Follow as many random celebs, YouTubers, me – all links below etc. Not only will this length the time you spend on your phone, you will become ridiculously good as typing and scrolling. If you want to know if you are cut out for this or how fast you can scroll – I recommend taking this test – TYPING SPEED TEST.

4# MOVIES

This one is pretty similar to Netflix but a key point for those ambitious procrastinators. Buy as many movies and box sets as you can. Make sure you get the popcorn and as soon as you know those exam dates; settle down on the sofa and watch as many movies as you can. I recommend the greatest showman , this movie will keep you hooked for days (months even…)! The soundtrack will change your life and up your procrastinating game, levels.

LASTLY 5# EAT 

This is extremely important. You may complain that this will cause you to be fat and bloated but, just think about the new recipes you will learn! Eating is another sign of good procrastination. If you think about those times when you could be sitting at your desk working (forbidden btw), get up and make food because this will save you from falling into the trap of revision. Maybe ask your mum if she can buy you uselessful kitchen items such as a Spiralizer – this makes spaghetti for you out of random food items!!

That’s all, for now, folks, but don’t worry, I’ll be back soon with more tips. Love the procrastinating queen.

Peace out xx

p.s. if you haven’t realised by now, this was all in jest and please please please if you have exams REVISE… 36 days!

p.p.s but I would still recommend a spiralizer, it will change your life.

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VERY LAST MINUTE REVISION TIPS: SCHOOL EDITION

Welcome back to another blog post!

First off, I’d like toapologise for not writing a blog post in a while… but after reading this you will probably realise why…

So, today marks 7 weeks until my first exam. My first real, determining the rest of my life, actually exam. I have been revising for a while now, but would I really be a student if I didn’t have the niggle of doubt in my mind that I haven’t done enough?

Anyhow, I thought I would give you today some of my best tips (that do work might I add…) that will save you in the exam room.

REVISION TIP #1 – LITTLE AND OFTEN!

If you haven’t started revising now for GCSE’s, A LEVEL’s or any other exam you have this summer, this may not be the tip for you… but if you have been revising and looking at past papers since the day you were born, I would say it is time to plan and sit back to see what you need to do. Solidify that knowledge girl! Start looking over little sections you have done every day. I find this useful because it allows my mind to focus and look at the things I have already done. Also, it stops me from getting too stressed. FACT: the mind can only take in things 20 mins at a time. So a 20 min revision session is good, take a break, then come back to it. This is the most effective way of revising.

REVISION TIP #2 – LET IT ALL OUT! 

BLURT! BLURT! BLURT! This is another one of my favourite revision techniques. If you know me, you’ll know that I love to talk. When revising, I like to say things out loud and recite facts to myself because, for some reason, it stays in my brain. lol. Repeating things, allows those facts to move into your long-term memory so you can recall them in the exam room. Also, teaching other people what you know, (even if it’s just your mum!) can help solidify your own knowledge.

REVISION TIP #3 – EAT, DRINK, SLEEP, REPEAT

For me, I cannot miss an hour of my sleep. Not only will I be too tired but I won’t be able to concentrate at all. Sleep is a lot more important than people think in my opinion. Alongside sleep, comes food. I stress eat too much! Comment below if you suffer from this also. However, try and eat healthily… I’m not going to comment on this too much because I struggle to practice what I preach in this aspect. Lastly, drink water! I try and counterbalance the junk I eat with drinking loads of water, but I find it helps me focus and deals with the banging headaches I get when I am stressed.

REVISION TIP #4 – CHILLAX

If you are feeling really stressed and overwhelmed, it is likely that you are burnt out and overworked. My tip would be, just RELAX! Go for a jog, watch some Netflix, just take yourself away from revision and do what you enjoy. More often than not, this will help you become calm and come back to revision with a fresh mindset. 

That’s all for now! Comment below any more revision tips you may have to share! I could do with some newones… I hope everything is going well for you guys.

Peace out, Accidental Aspirationalists

Love Anita x

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