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How to get started with revision?
Hypnosis can be a very effective tool to deal with procrastination. It can help you realize and deal with the different factors that play a part in stopping you from getting on with things. It also can enable you to come up with new strategies and give you the confidence to see those through to a successful conclusion.
Most of us are extremely good at procrastination, especially if we do not really look forward to what we have to do. It is amazing what our brains can come up with to avoid doing what needs to be done. Suddenly all kinds of tasks take up a sense of priority and we promise ourselves that after the next phone call or cup of tea we will really get started. The strange thing is that procrastination only makes us feel worse and nags away at our minds so we cannot really enjoy what we are doing anyway. By now as so often happens you could be nearly halfway through the day and so it is not really worth starting anything, right? WRONG, it is always worth it to get started!
Despite what people think, everyone has willpower. Think of all the different situations where you had no trouble getting on with something. The difference between procrastinators and non-procrastinators is that non-procrastinators have a strategy.
Here is an exercise that you can use straightaway to help you get started. It is particularly useful if you are revising, but you can adapt it to any situation.
Make your list and schedule and START whether you will feel like it or not. The secret is not to wait until you’ll feel better first. Make the start first and then the feelings of accomplishment will follow after.
Make a list of all the different topics that need to be covered.
Break the workload down into manageable tasks. For each task that you have broken up, you will have a beginning and an ending.
Make a timetable.
Start with the topics you’ll least enjoy, it will be great to get them out of the way.
Have regular short breaks every 20 minutes or so.
Make sure you eat healthy food and get a good night’s sleep, so body and mind can work well together.