Homework – this one word is enough to ruin your plans for the weekend. I always wondered why teachers assign us homework. Didn’t we study enough? What to do when I don’t feel like doing homework? Unfortunately, no matter how tricky it was, I had to finish off my home assignments and so do you.
Trust me, most of the students feel that same as we do. It’s quite hard to find motivation to start doing your homework when your favourite show is on TV. So here I am, to give you some tips on doing tedious assignments when you do not feel like even touching the books.
- Make a plan
If you have planned ahead to finish off your homework as soon as possible, you are going to get free time after school. When I don’t feel like doing homework, I start doing them at the school itself. The more you finish off at school, the less you have to do at home. Apart from that, you can get help from your teachers and your peers as well.
Ask teachers for some extra time, if you have some problem understanding the topic. Discuss the issue with your classmates. You might find some interesting points about the project. If you have two-three projects a day, put the toughest one at first. Why? This is because if you start doing it with a fresh mind, you might find it appealing.
Also, if you start thinking about it, you might gather few ideas before you reach home and work them out quickly.
- Do it systematically
I doubt if anyone has ever found homework interesting! But you can make your tedious job motivating if you follow some steps. Let’s take a topic, make a quick overview, and break it down. If you need materials, then you can Google it.
Read the textbooks, read the intro, find a map if necessary. Break it down it different sections, so that you can concentrate on one at a time. If you can’t, then you maybe skip that one for now and come back to it later. Rethinking can be fruitful when it comes to get innovative ideas for a dull topic.
- Work smarter
If you work smart with your homework, you will save a lot of time. Break up your time for different subjects. I felt my brain was not working if I was sitting with the same topic for hours. Take breaks after a while. Freshen up. Move around. Drink water and then get back to work again. A short ten minutes break can energise you a lot.
- Set goals for yourself
When I don’t feel like doing homework at all, I try my best to motivate myself to get the job done. You can set goals. Once you have completed your work, try rewarding yourself with some time on the internet or reading your favourite book or maybe talking to a friend over phone. You also do this with a friend, like you both will come online after finishing a chapter. Let’s see who does it first?
- Don’t be the lazy one
This has been my problem throughout. When I don’t feel like doing homework, I procrastinate and spend a lot of time doing nothing. And naturally, I end up with more work at the end of the day.
You have to motivate yourself to do your job efficiently. Think of the time you will have after completing the job. If you spend a lot of time worrying about the project, you will have less time to end it. So why take much stress? Start doing it. If you work smart, I bet it will not take much time.
- Think of the consequences
Every job has its pros and cons. But think of the outcome of the whole job first. What will happen if you don’t do your homework? Does that end up in getting bad grades? And what if you your teachers are disappointed with you? But what if you do your homework so neatly that you get a grade A in all the assignments? Thinking of the benefits will motivate you to complete the tiring job you have.
- Find a quiet place
When I don’t feel like doing homework, I try to find a place in the house where I can at least concentrate for some time. If you want to stay focused, sitting in front of a TV is not going to help you out at all. And if you have annoying siblings at home, you have to keep your workstation away from them.
Sitting in the kitchen and doing homework was good for junior years but when you are in senior years or college, you have a lot of other stuff going on in your life. If you need to stay focused, you need to complete your assignments efficiently too.
Pick an area with good lighting and apparently a desk. Also if possible inform your parents that you are working. I am sure they are going to be overjoyed with the new seriousness in you, and also they will keep the other hazards away from you.
- Group Study
Group study can be very useful when it comes to complete homework. Find someone with same interest. If you end up chit-chatting the whole time, you are going to end up with loads of work at the end. Group study can be very comforting. This is because someone else is working with you too. You can discuss your problems with each other and sort them out together. Just make sure you are on the same page.
I used to be clueless when I don’t feel like doing homework in school. I hope these suggestions are going to help you to complete your assignments.