Beginning with the end in mind, create a long-term plan to meet your objectives.
Laying out your long-term plan gives you a bird's eye view to take control of your deadlines. In turn, this gives you an ideal perspective to evaluate what you might need to add or subtract in order to accomplish the most important things.
The next step is to plan for your individual weeks. The Ideal Week gives you a reproducible structure for each week. The goal of this schedule is to display all of your commitments and drive you to plan scheduled study times. Scheduling the study times and knowing exactly what you'll be doing each week and exactly when you'll be doing it is perhaps the best way to combat procrastination. Scheduling plenty of study time each week ensures that you will always have enough time to complete your tasks week in and week out.
Think of a time when you were stressed. How did your physical body respond? Our bodies take on the unhealthy stress which can disrupt our rhythms. For example, it could make sleeping at night or resting our mental energy incredibly difficult. However, stress is much more like a guitar string. A balance of good stress/tension and good rest/loosening can produce the appropriate pitch and beautiful sound. In the same way, God's design is for us to live within a rhythm (Ecc. 3:1-8). When we are able to balance "good stress" with "good rest," then we are able to maximize our productivity and avoid burnout.
This is how you'll fight procrastination, and be productive:
Fill out the Semester Calendar to create a long-range plan.
Fill out the Ideal Weekly Calendar to mange your weekly commitments.
Fill out Daily Focus Planner to maximize your time.
This may seem like a waste of time, but you're actually investing a little bit of time to gain more time later.