7 Lines You Can Tell Yourself to Finally Stop Cramming

16 August 2022

You are in a familiar hole.

It’s just an hour away before the deadline and you still have a blinking cursor and a blank page. The project has been given to you a month ago but knowing that the deadline is still far away, you set it aside for later until it’s the last day of submission and you still haven’t worked on anything.

You are in crunch mode but miraculously, you still make it on time and finish the project without your superior or teacher knowing the stress it caused you an hour ago.

Aren’t you tired of always procrastinating? Of always being in a race, trying to beat the clock? Don’t you want to stay calm and do things ahead so that you won’t need to rush when the deadline is nearing? Don’t you want to be able to submit the best possible work that you can?

Well, you are not alone. So many people procrastinate or cram because they got away with it each time. They think to themselves that if they have done it before; they can do it again. They don’t realize that they’re letting their lives suffer because of this toxic habit of theirs.

But ever wonder why you can finish a project so quickly when you have the same resources as when you were trying to do it early but no ideas were coming into your head?

It all boils down to perspective. We listed some reasons and phrases you can tell yourself so that you’ll finally stop the habit of cramming.

1. I want to spend more time with my loved ones.

Whatever you are doing is taking precious time away from your loved ones. Even, let’s say, you are physically together when you have lots of pending work to tackle, your mind wanders when you’re with them and you’re not able to make the most out of your time together.

2. I want to be considered for a promotion.

Didn’t you notice that more people are getting ahead of you even if you have stayed in your company for a longer period of time? Stop making excuses—the quality of their work must have surpassed yours because you keep on cramming your work. If you want to level up in life, stop cramming.

3. I can have more fun later if I finish my work first.

Instant gratification is very tempting but it can also leave you with nothing once you’ve satisfied an urge. Focus first on what you have to finish and notice that notification later. You’ll enjoy it much more when you have more focused time for it as compared to stopping focused time just because you’re already bored.

You can also say, I’ll finish this first so I can get it out of my way now.

4. My deadline is tomorrow.

Consider breaking your big task into smaller tasks and assigning deadlines for each small task. Your target is to reach the small deadlines until the big deadline comes and you’re already done.

5. I can do this.

Trust and believe in yourself that you can finish whatever you set your heart and mind into. If you can do it in crunch time, you can do it much better when you’re way ahead of the deadline.

6. This work helps me grow!

A lot of times, we cram because we don’t find our work enjoyable. Consider not looking for the fun of it but on how it helps you grow as an individual. If it sharpens your skills, make you think, and earns money for you, then go do it now. It can only make you better.

7. I want to have quality rest.

If you really want to rest without distractions, your mind must also be clear and free from worries. You can only enjoy quality rest when you have already finished everything on your to-do list.

To stop the habit of procrastinating, you can invest in ergonomic furniture that will help you stay alert, sharpen your focus, boost your efficiency, improve your productivity, lift up your mood, alleviate body pains, and protect your health.

Here are some items from FlexiSpot that can help you stay efficient and also put your mind in the right headspace needed for you to finish work on time and stress-free.

EP4 Seiffen Laminated 4-Spliced Standing Desk

The EP4 is a perfect combination of function and style. It makes use of a dual-motor lifting system that can carry up to 220 pounds. Its height range is from 25” to 50.6” It goes up and down for about 1.4” per second, all while not making a sound of more than 50 decibels. It has an anti-collision feature that will automatically stop when it comes in contact with an obstruction. It comes with a set of two desk hooks, one on each side, where you can hang headphones, chargers, your bag, jacket, etc. To maintain a clean look, it also comes with a cable management tray. It also has a convenient USB charging port for your gadgets. The desktop is environmentally-sourced and is spacious enough to fit a monitor, laptop, desk essentials, documents, etc.

V9 Pro Home Office Height Adjustable Cycle Desk Bike

There will be days that you will feel sluggish at work, especially in the afternoons when the day has dragged out for too long. You would be thankful for a chair that can boost your energy and also check off your workout requirement for the day. This FlexiSpot product has comfortable pedals that hardly make any noise during pedaling, meaning it can be used comfortably even while in meetings and having the other partner around the room. The bike features a calorie tracker to monitor your progress and a customizable cardio with adjustable resistance levels. The height of the seat can be adjusted according to your desire and the removable keyboard tray may be used as a desktop. It’s compact and reliable which FlexiSpot customers love.

F7 Single Monitor Mount

You can enjoy multiple configurations of your monitor when you use this monitor mount. It has an adjustable arm that has a maximum height of 15.75 inches and a maximum extension of 20 inches. You can completely rotate it for 360 degrees. It can be easily installed, coming with a sturdy C-clamp (for desks that are 0.8 to 3.94 inches thick) and a grommet mount base for desks that are 0.8 to 3.5 inches thick. And for more organizations, it hides your wires with its built-in cable management system.