Step 1: Check all social media sources.
Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Tumblr, YikYak: however you check what everyone around you is up to, do it. Chances are, they’re doing something more interesting than your textbook.
Step 2: Use other “work” to avoid your real work.
This can be doing laundry, washing dishes, writing an article for Her Campus; all things that need to be done that are slightly more fun/slightly less painful than studying.
Step 3: Get Food.
Food is an essential. You can obviously justify leaving your notes behind and going to grab some food. For two hours.
Step 4: Re-check all Social media.Clearly, a lot has happened since the last time you checked. You need an update.
Step 5: Complain to your friends about how much work you have.
Groaning over that mountain of homework is much better than actually diving into it.
Step 6: Cry over your workload.
Complaining to your friends made you realize how much you actually have to do, and how much time you have so far wasted.
Step 7: Get some air.
Step outside. Walk through the town. Anything. After all those emotions you just experienced, you just really need to clear your head with some fresh air.
Step 8: Check social media again.
You can’t get behind on this stuff.
Step 9: Binge-watch a tv show that you had zero interest in until now.
Suddenly, those random tv shows in the corners of Netflix look a lot more appealing.
Step 10: Read Her Campus articles.
Step 11: Repeat process until forced to finally complete work in a hurricane of stress and tears.
*To avoid said hurricane of stress and tears, try starting your work in advance and avoiding steps 1 through 9. But keep step 10. You always have time for step 10.