In order to stop procrastinating

Tell yourself:

  • I can get focused.
  • I am capable of working through this chapter/answering these questions
  • Once I have completed this assignment, I will feel good and know I given it my best effort
  • All I have to do is study for an hour, and then I can have a short break
  • The sooner I start, the sooner I finish
  • By putting in hard work now, I will gain better results.
  • Starting is the hard part, from now on I'll be fine

In exam situations

Remind yourself:

  • I can do this!
  • I have prepared as well as I can
  • I have done more work this time than I usually do
  • I have done well in exams in the past
  • It will be over in 3 hours, I can keep my focus for 3 more hours
  • I will feel good when it is over and I know I gave it my best effort