The mindtrick to stop procrastinating your homework (Binge-drawing?)

Today,

I wanna give you a simple trick to stop procrastinate
your homework for your design school. 

You know when your school project deadline is coming,
but your mind tells you “It’s ok. I’ll start tomorrow”.

You know tomorrow will be tomorrow again and again…

The power of momentum

Let’s talk about housekeeping.

We all hate cleaning the house.

However, have you ever started to clean up a bit of your room,
then your laptop screen and ended cleaning up the whole house? 

Even though you usually hate cleaning.
It becomes a great session of meditation to remove all
these dust and tidying up all in the right order.

You keep doing do it because you feel the need to finish what you started.
That’s the Power of Momentum. 

Start to be in motion,
and you’ll keep going much further than you expected at the start. 

And that’s the trick! 

The 5 min Mintrick to kickstart your design project (Binge-drawing?)

If you don’t feel much like sketching today for your homework: 

Then do a small contract with yourself:
Start drawing for 5 minutes.
If you don’t like it, stop. If you do like it, keep going!

You’ll realize, you will kick start generating new ideas and sketches
you wouldn’t want to stop to discover what’s the next ideas you’ll get. 

You get hooked!

*It’s like when you start a new series on Netflix.
You want to know what will come next and won’t stop watching.
Should we talk about “Binge-Drawing”?

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And that’s how the 5 minutes contract with yourself
will become a 3 hours session of productive homework and fun!

Take your pen and always have fun sketching!
Chou-Tac

PS: This week, I received a message from someone important in my design school. Someone who cares for students a lot. She was the representative of all the first-year students.

I met her about 17 years ago. And we still remember each other.
Below is what she wrote to me. 🙂​​

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About The Author

Chou-Tac

Hello ! My name is Chou-Tac. I am a product designer from France. If the sketching methods I’ve acquired aid me in my life and in my industrial design career, I believe that they can also help you reach your design goal as a student or professional. My aim to help you all along with your design projects and journey. Anytime, feel free to leave a comment in the blog or send me an email at [email protected] : )

2 Comments

  • grex

    Reply Reply February 28, 2020

    Hi Chou-Tac,

    that´s actually a very nice productivity hack.
    So often it´s about doing the first few steps, like the 5 minutes.

    Thanks!

  • Irina Botez

    Reply Reply February 28, 2020

    Congratulations! It must feel like a great satisfaction this appreciation you have received! Your work is really like a blessing to me and also you are very inspirational! And most of all this attitude of yours, which feels entirely lacking judging is something like a treasure. I wish you lots of luck and success!

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