Constantly putting off studying can interfere with your ability to learn and remember, setting yourself up for academic failure, according to the University of Pennsylvania. Instead of waiting until the weekend to do all your work, use odd hours during the day to study, like a one-hour break between classes. If you start using free periods during the day to do homework or study, you’ll have more free time for recreational activities later. These small blocks of time can actually help you retain information better without burning out, too, as your ability to concentrate on a particular subject tends to decrease rapidly after about two hours of straight concentration. Resisting the temptation to procrastinate also reduces stress as you are more likely to complete assignments before the last moment.