There are many things that you can do to waste your time and there may even be certain times where you do not realize that you are wasting your time which could be a big disadvantage to you.
The effects of procrastination
Procrastination can be a very harmful tool which inhibits you from doing your work. For instance, you may think that spending a few moments a day on a gaming PC system would not be a waste of time.
However there is a chance that you can get carried away and end up spending hours on the professional gaming PC which could hold you back from doing other things. Especially when you are studying, procrastination might occur a lot. In order to prevent yourself from procrastinating you should make sure that you create a study schedule for yourself because if you have a schedule then there might be a certain amount of pressure out on you in order to get the work done.
Although it is healthy to take study breaks, you should make sure that you time your breaks because if not you might get carried away with watching television or listening to music which would cause you lose the study flow that you were in.
Come back to it
Before you do a task, if you are not in the mood to carry out the task then you should not approach it at that moment. Instead you should do something else and then come back to the task once you get into the mood. By being in the right mood to do a task, you will be more likely to not procrastinate which would enable you to be more productive and efficient when you are doing the task. You should also make sure that you are not distracted when you are doing a task as the distraction could cause you to make mistakes. For example, especially when you are doing a difficult task, it would be wise to not have the television on in the background or not have your phone next to you because the moment you realize you have a message or a phone call from a friend you will be tempted to pick up the phone which would cause you to lose your focus and concentration. You should be careful to not lose your focus and your concentration when you are doing a task because one you lose it, it could be very hard for you to gain it back.