Sigiriya rock plateau, formed from magma of an extinct volcano, is 200 meters higher than the surrounding jungles.
Its view astonishes the visitors with the unique harmony between the nature and human imagination.
The fortress complex includes remnants of a ruined palace, surrounded by an extensive network of fortifications, vast gardens, ponds, canals, alleys and fountains.
The surrounding territories of Sigiriya were inhibited for several thousand years.
Since 3th century BC the rocky plateau of Sigiriya served as a monastery. In the second half of the 5th century king Kasyapa decided to construct a royal residence here.
After his death Sigiriya again became a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century, when it was abandoned.
Here are 3 ways you could stop procrastination ⠀
• Aim for imperfection- yes, you heard that right! The need for your essay or assignment to be exactly right and perfect can keep you from getting started. You can recount the times when you lost sleep over the worry over how it should start, how it should end, and what exactly to write to get that A grade. So aim for imperfection, and write the first line (doesn’t even have to be a complete sentence) in that draft. It doesn’t matter where you start, the introduction, the body, or the conclusion. Simply start an imperfect line. ⠀
• Try the Pomodoro method - this method of timing your work allows you to enjoy rewards too. Typically after 25 minutes of work you get to enjoy 5 minute mini breaks to listen to your favourite song or hug your pet. After a few cycles you can extend your break. You can personalise this method to cater to your methods of work. I usually find myself going for 60 minutes of work before taking a break in the first cycle and subsequently settling for 40 minute cycles. ⠀
• Have a study buddy - if you are finding it difficult to get started on your own, invite a friend over to study or do your assignments alongside each other. It helps to have another person hold you accountable in reaching your goals and helps you stay motivated. ⠀
What are you go-to methods to stop procrastinating? ⠀
Let me know in a comment down below. 💙⠀
A slightly different view of Sri Lanka then you were expecting? Yesterday, I visited Bundela National Park - home to hundreds of different birds. The wild south coast is a little different to the area I’ve been staying in to the west, and the sea here during monsoon is crazy!